January 20, 2010

BOSTON - The State Board of Public Accountants today announced disciplinary action against the following licensees:

Richard Kruczynski, Worcester:

The Board ordered Kruczynski's certified public accountant license to be placed on probation until at least July 1, 2013. Kruczynski must be supervised by a Certified Public Accountant. Kruczynski must also annually report to the Board regarding the progress of his treatment.

The order determined that Kruczynski was convicted of numerous crimes, including enticement of a child under age 16, dissemination of obscene matter, purchase or possession of visual material of a child depicted in sexual conduct, dissemination of visual material of a child in a state of nudity or sexual conduct.

Greg C. Takesian, Rowley:

The Board announced disciplinary action against Takesian, a Public Accountant licensed by the Board since May 1990. In a final decision and order, the Board suspended Takesian's license. Takesian may apply for reinstatement of his license after a period of 18 months. Disciplinary action was taken by the Board following Takesian's conviction in August 2006 of one count of wire fraud and one count of making false statements to federal agents in violation of federal law.

Daniel E. Clasby, Ipswich:

The Board announced that they have placed the Public Accountancy license of Clasby on probation for a period one year. The Board has also placed a formal letter of reprimand upon the license of Clasby, who agreed to enter into a consent agreement in order to settle this case.

In the consent agreement, Clasby admitted that on or about Sept. 13, 2008, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission found that he and/or Dan Clasby & Company willfully violated Section 102(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and that he caused Dan Clasby & Company to violate Section 102(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Clasby admitted that as a result of this conduct, he was disciplined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the " Check a License" option to determine whether a professional they are considering doing business with is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure is a regulatory agency within the Patrick-Murray Administration's Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 330,000 licensees across 43 trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 32 boards of registration.