For Immediate Release - December 14, 2004

State Board Takes Action on 2 Accountant Licensees

Antonio Roselli of Lexington has entered into a consent agreement with the Board of Registration of Certified Public Accountants ("Board"), agreeing to a 90-day license suspension followed by a four-year probationary period. The consent agreement follows Roselli's August 2002 guilty plea in federal court to aiding and abetting in the filing of false tax returns.

Roselli's license will be reinstated as of December 15, 2004, but during the probationary period he may not engage, assist or provide advice in the preparation or filing of state or federal tax returns other than his own. Roselli will be required to submit reports within 30 days to the Board for all accounting services he provides during the probationary period. His license is also subject to immediate suspension should the Board determine he violated applicable regulations or the terms of the probation.

Salvatore Anzalotti, Jr. of Springfield voluntarily surrendered his certified public accountant license effective November 1, 2004. In April 2004, Anzalotti was found guilty of conspiracy and making false statements in federal court in connection with his role as a funds accountant with the Greater Springfield Entrepreneurial Fund. Anzalotti may not practice or hold himself out to the public as a CPA for the next five years. He may petition the Board for full reinstatement of his license as of November 1, 2009.

The Board of Registration of Certified Public Accountants licenses over 13,000 accountants throughout the Commonwealth. The Board resolved 20 complaints during fiscal year 2004, entering into four consent agreements, revoking one license and placing one licensee on probation. The Board's disciplinary action yielded fines totaling $1,250.00.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at www.mass.gov/reg 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 an agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. It is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the licensing process for 43 trades and professions regulated by 29 boards of registration, the updating and renewal of approximately 330,000 licenses and the maintenance of databases for licensing, enforcement and revenue collection. In fiscal year 2004, the Division of Professional Licensure imposed record levels of enforcement, including 829 disciplinary actions, $128,000 in fines and the return of more than $25,000 to consumers.