Bonnier takes auditors to court after 'wasting' £90m under Johnson

Bonnier takes auditors to court after 'wasting' £90m under Johnson

Bonnier Books UK is suing its former accountants, Haysmacintyre LLP, alleging it was negligent in auditing the financial statements of the publisher's UK arm under ex-c.e.o. Richard Johnson, costing the company more than £90m. 

Haysmacintyre LLP was hit with the £90m negligence suit after signing off on accounts that had been "materially overstated" by Johnson, who was later dismissed for gross misconduct, according to the claim filed in the High Court of Justice by Bonnier Books UK Group Holdings and four of its subsidiaries on 21st January.

Under Johnson–a controversial figure during hi...

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