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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-28-06 01:19 AM
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240. Accenture=Andersen Consulting=Arthur Andersen that audited Enron bks
According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Accenture was once known as Andersen Consulting, which was a division of Arthur Andersen, the major accounting firm that audited Enron’s books. In 2001, Andersen Consulting changed its name to Accenture to avoid being caught up in the scandal surrounding Arthur Andersen’s accounting practices. The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics found that for the 2003-2004 election cycle, Accenture has given approximately almost $335,465 to Republican candidates or causes and $124,000 to Democrats running for office.

Last month, members of Congress cried foul when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gave a $10 million contract to Accenture to design a system to track foreign visitors entering and leaving the United States. They cited Accenture's location in Bermuda, which they suggested the company might use to evade taxes. Under the DHS contract, Accenture will be working with Titan Corporation, another major government contractor whose employees have been embroiled in the Abu Ghraib prison torture scandal.
Although Florida Governor Jeb Bush officially backed the decision to drop the list, some speculate that it may hinder the chances of his brother, President George W. Bush, in his bid for re-election. The decision, according to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, means that 28,000 registered Democrats who might have been purged can vote this November. Only 9,500 names on the list were registered Republican.

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