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Legal Services Corporation Act
Brief Description of Case Type:
Debarment proceedings against an Independent Public Accountant (IPA) that provides required audit services to an LSC grantee. Grounds for debarment include the IPA's failure to comply with federal auditing standards or other guidance, revocation of its license, debarment by another specified entity, conviction for an offense implicating the IPA's integrity, or a liability finding in a civil action implicating the IPA's integrity. Proceedings are initiated by issuance of a notice of proposed debarment and provide the subject IPA an opportunity to present evidence and argument militating against the proposed debarment. Debarment precludes an IPA from soliciting or entering into new audit services contracts with an LSC grantee, modifying an existing audit services contract, or providing audit services to an LSC grantee as an agent or representative of another IPA.
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