Williford, Gregory of Ft. Worth, TX

Under the automatic disciplinary provisions of the Institute’s bylaws, Mr. Williford’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. Williford the privilege of appearing or practicing before the Commission as an accountant for engaging in improper professional conduct subject to Section 4C(a)(2) of the Exchange Act and Rule 102(e)(1)(ii) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice by: (i) willfully aiding and abetting in a “Firm’s” violations of Rule 2-02(b)(1) of Regulation S-X and Section 102(a) of Sarbanes-Oxley; and (ii) caused issuers to violate Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act and Rules 13a-1 and 13a-13 thereunder.