For Immediate Release - September 30, 2013

Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy Announces Enforcement Actions

BOSTON - The Board of Public Accountancy (the “Board”) today announced enforcement actions against the following individuals:

Linda A. Caterino, Somerville: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Caterino, resolving allegations that she issued financial statements to several businesses, used the title Certified Public Accountant, and practiced public accountancy with an expired license. Under the terms of the agreement, Caterino agreed to pay a $1,000 fine.

Robert Petrucelli, Melrose: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Petrucelli, resolving allegations that he engaged in the unlicensed practice of public accountancy when he used letterhead indicating he was a public accountant. Under the terms of the agreement, Petrucelli agreed to pay a $300 fine.

Roger R. Siciliano, Leominster:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Siciliano, resolving allegations that he omitted a wage tip credit on a tax return for a client, in violation of Board regulations. Under the terms of the agreement, Siciliano agreed to a reprimand on his license.

The Board of Registration of Public Accountancy monitors the practice of public accountancy and its related business operations, to ensure that the services provided to the public in any licensed capacity are in accordance with the ethical standards of Massachusetts General Laws and Board Regulations.  The Board also ensures that licensees have complied with all continuing education and peer review report requirements necessary to renew their licenses. The Board currently licenses more than 18,000 individuals and businesses in the public accountancy profession.

The Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for more than 370,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration. DPL also licenses and regulates private occupational schools.

Consumers are urged to visit the DPL’s website at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the “Check a Professional’s License” link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business is licensed and in good standing. Follow DPL on Twitter @MassDPL.