Rooks, Robert J. – Griffin, GA

Under the automatic disciplinary provisions of the Institute’s bylaws, Mr. Rooks’ AICPA membership was terminated effective April 17, 2013, in connection with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) disciplinary action. Specifically, the SEC suspended Mr. Rooks from appearing or practicing before the Commission as an accountant. This decision was based on allegations that Mr. Rooks traded in the securities of an SEC Registrant, while in possession of material, non-public information that had been tipped to him from an accounting partner who misappropriated the information from an accounting client, while further knowing that the information was obtained in breach of a duty of trust in confidence that the accounting partner owed to the accounting client.