Ridenour, Jon of Tomball, TX

Under the automatic disciplinary provisions of the Institute’s bylaws, Mr. Ridenour’s AICPA membership was terminated, effective September 15, 2016, in connection with the disciplinary action taken by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Specifically, through an “Offer of Settlement”, the SEC denied Mr. Ridenour the privilege of appearing or practicing before the Commission as an accountant for willfully violating Sections 17(a)(2) and (3) of the Securities Act; engaging in improper professional conduct pursuant to Section 4C(a)(2) of the Exchange Act and Rule 102 (e)(1)(ii) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice; caused violations of Rule 2-02(b)(1) of Regulation S-X; and for willfully violating Sections 17(a)(2) and (3) of the Securities Act thereby engaging in conduct subject to Section 4C(a)(3) of the Exchange Act and Practice Rule 102(e)(1)(iii) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice.