Melvin, Thomas of Griffin, GA

Under the automatic disciplinary provisions of the Institute’s bylaws, Mr. Melvin’s AICPA membership was terminated, effective November 24, 2015, in connection with the disciplinary action taken by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Specifically, the SEC permanently disqualified Mr. Melvin from appearing or practicing before the Commission as an accountant. This decision was based on the SEC’s factual allegations that Mr. Melvin betrayed a client by misappropriating sensitive and valuable information that he knew was confidential and sharing it with business associates.