IT isnt the accountants as much as the lawyers; Not a new problem. The definition in Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary," is a lawyer is "someone skilled at circumventing the law; Also, someone who makes his living by being present when property changes hands." It is the lawyers who give us Latin terms for everything, in order to obfuscate, confuse , and in the meantime rip everyone off. Although we are supposed to be a country of laws, we have unfortunately become a country of lawyers. Tha would then mean we have become a ccountry of people skilled at circumventing the law. I say they should be held responsible becasue they should know better than to deceive and therefore, whenever a lawyer is convicted of a crime,via cheating or lying, their penalty should be doubled.