Laura Connor just completed a fraud investigation during which she discovered thatthe bookkeeper had embezzled $103,240.25. The bookkeeper would not confess, but she had an airtight case against him. In her final report, Laura wrote, An analysis of the accounts receivables records and bank records indicates that $103,240.25 in funds cannot be accounted for.Carlos Bowles, the CEO, was very unhappy with the report. He was trying to get the police to investigate the case, but they would not because the statement in the report was so weak. He wanted Lauras report to clearly indicate that the funds were stolen and that the records suggested the guilty person.Furthermore, a police investigator asked Laura for her opinion regarding the suspects guilt off-the-record. How should Laura respond? Jason Blair is a CPA who has been asked to serve as an expert witness in a civil case involving theft of employee secrets. His client, Rexmem, has filed suit against its for- mer IT director, alleging that the former employee stole proprietary information relat- ing to Rexmems products, product strategies, and marketing plans and conveyed the stolen information to her new employer.Rexmem intends to make its case by showing that the former IT director had access to the information in question. Furthermore, as soon as the IT director started working for her new employer, the employer began announcing new products that were identi- cal to products that Rexmem had been planning to announce. Moreover, the competi- tor also began to run adverting campaigns that exactly matched those planned by Rexmem.Jason has an extensive expert background in information systems and information technology.a. How could Jason Blair prepare to serve as an expert witness?b. What type of research should he do?c. Is his IT background sufficient for a case that involves marketing issues
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