Rome, Robert - Chicago, IL

Under the automatic disciplinary provisions of the Institute’s bylaws, effective December 8, 2011, Mr. Rome’s AICPA membership was indefinitely suspended coincident with the duration of the suspension period by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of the State of Illinois for allegations that as the executor of an estate, Mr. Rome stated to family members of said estate that he had engaged a national CPA firm to perform various “agreed upon procedures” under standards of the AICPA and that these agreed upon procedures engagements were for the purposes of evaluating the performance and records of the family’s trusts. Contrary to these assertions, the national CPA firm had never been engaged by him or anyone else to perform any engagement regarding the trusts and beneficiaries, and the engagement letter and agreed upon procedures had been prepared by him.