--- "Effective March 8, 2013, John Carson, a member of ISC8 Inc.'s ("ISC8") Board of Directors, resigned from his position as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Strategist of ISC8, and has formed a separate Delaware corporation under ISC8's previous name, Irvine Sensors Corporation..." ---
So the NEW CFO came from Spectrum Group International? I think Spectrum Group International is mentioned in this article....
FORMER CEO SETTLES INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING FRAUD CASE
The SEC resolved part of an international accounting fraud case, settling with the former CEO of Escala Group, Inc., Gregory Manning. SEC v. Escala Group, Inc., Case No. 09 CV 2646 (S.D.N.Y. March 23, 2009). Escala is now known as Spectrum Group International.
In Escala, the Commission, with the assistance of the Special Prosecutions Office for Financial Offenses relating to Corruption, Madrid, Spain, brought an action against Connecticut based Escala, an entity that is a global network of companies in the collectibles market and that was traded on Nasdaq. The Commission also named as defendant the former CFO of the company, Larry Crawford. Escala’s parent is Afinsa Bienses Tangibles, S.A., a Spanish company engaged in commercial and trading activities.
The scheme centered on related party transactions between Escala and Afinsa which added over $80 million to Escala’s revenues as discussed here. This permitted the company to meet earnings forecasts for fiscal 2004 and the first quarter of 2005.
Revenues were improperly boosted, according to the Commission, through undisclosed related party transactions involving the sale of stamps with a friend of Mr. Manning which also gave him control of a valuable catalogue and the ability to set prices. The sales were held out as being at arms length. The defendants also falsely disclosed that Escala sold Afinsa several archives, when in fact Mr. Manning had the ability to set prices and influence appraisals. In addition, the scheme employed round trip transactions and the improper reporting of business combination expenses as a “sale” of certain antiques. As a result Escala’s share price increased from $1.47 per share on the day the company and Afinsa entered into a merger agreement at $32 per share.