[Editor's Note: The following is a response to a letter that J. Michael Farrell submitted to the New Canaan Advertiser, which was published on Jan. 31.]
Last week's op-ed by J Michael Farrell responding to the Editor’s letter of January 24, 2013 is nothing more than a continuation of Mr. Farrell’s absurdities.
It is evident that Mr. Farrell still contends that his letter of blatant undocumented lies that he sent to the Town Council chairman, hours before their vote on potential candidates, served the purpose of civil discourse. Mr. Farrell, I publically challenged you to submit any evidentiary matter you had in proof of your slanderous and libelous lies. You have not submitted any documented proof. However, the editors and myself have submitted sufficient evidentiary matter and sources that dispel any and all of your false claims.
Yes, your actions were “cowardly,” deceitful, malicious, false and served no purpose, especially no promotion of civil discourse. It is sad that you continue your malicious vendetta and claim that it was appropriate to present your lies to the Town Council chairman eight hours before a vote, and that you further support the Chairman’s denial of my “due process."
No, Mr Farrell, your cohorts who participated in your actions do not “hold themselves to the highest standards," but do lack civility and do their constituents an injustice.
As I stated, you are no expert in the areas of SEC, NYSE and FINRA auditing in which I practice. You retired well before the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the formation of the PCAOB in 2003. For example, your lack of knowledge is evident in your statement: “that I perform no audits pursuant to the SEC." However, Mr. Farrell, if you had any knowledge of, or did the proper research on, the subject matter you would be aware that the broker-dealer PCAOB sanctioned audits I perform are done pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulations. Additionally, five copies of each audit must be submitted to both the SEC and CFTC for their review.
I still question your motivation. I and many constituents remain very thankful that the editor(s) have the courage to speak out and utilize the proper phraseology.
Roy A Abramowitz