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Nortel verdict: judges need more business knowledge, says Queen's University expert

2013-01-21

Queen’s University School of Business professor Steven Salterio is available to comment the acquittal of three Nortel executives on fraud charges. The accounting professor and auditing expert feels judges and crown attorneys need to increase their business knowledge to successfully win complicated trials, such as Nortel.

“As long as we have judges without business knowledge combined with prosecutors without business knowledge attempting to prosecute corporate crime in Canada we will continue to see the likes of the Nortel verdict,” says Dr. Salterio, who is also the director of the CA-Queen’s Centre for Governance.

On Tuesday, January 15, Dr. Salterio is available for interviews between 11:30 am-1 pm and 2:30-4 pm.

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