first_imgA Bahamian man was on Tuesday charged by Police for the murder of Guyanese school teacher, 34-year-old Marisha Bowen and is expected to make his appearance in the Supreme Court during the week.Dead: Marisha BowenThe accused, 30-year-old Alister Williams, would not be allowed to plea until he is formally arraigned for the brutal murder.Murder suspect Alister WilliamsAt the time the woman was killed, she was pregnant. She was found in a lifeless state with her throat slit in her Summer Street, Nassau Village, Bahamas apartment just over a week ago.However, the accused will return to the Magistrate’s Court on October 24 for a presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment, which will facilitate the transfer of the case to the higher court.Before he was remanded to prison to await trial, his lawyer Nathan Smith made allegations that his client allegedly suffered significant injuries while in Police custody and as such, Chief Magistrate Forbes ordered that Williams be seen by a physician at the prison.It was reported that Bowen, who taught at the Charles Saunders High School, appeared to have been stabbed multiple times. At the time of the discovery, all the apartment doors were reportedly locked.Further investigations revealed that Bowen, who has a 16-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter, may have been slain shortly after 07:00h on September 9 since it was at around this time that “loud screams were heard in the community from the complex, after what was thought to be a domestic dispute inside.According to the report, no one called the Police. The Police went to check on the woman after she failed to show up at work. The owner of the apartment assisted the Police in gaining access to the locked premises and it was then, the discovery was made. The suspect was later apprehended.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2But then, banning something is pretty easy – it can be done with the stroke of a pen. Getting kids to move, on the other hand, well, that might force some district bureaucrats to move, too. And they don’t like that any more than kids do. The problem with kids these days, the experts tell us, is they’re fat. And they’re fat because not only do they eat too much junk, but they’re lazy. Gee, where could they learn such behavior? Here’s one possibility: at school. Take the Los Angeles Unified School District, which in 2002 banned the sale of sugary sodas on its campuses, thereby addressing the dietary part of the obesity problem. As for the laziness part, well, the district hasn’t quite gotten around to dealing with that yet. Four years after the soda ban, a new study shows that the district still doesn’t give most of its students the state-mandated minimum of physical education. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img “You have to be really quick on your feet when you go to testify, and detail-oriented,” said Barbara Luna, who teaches the Monday night class with Paul White and Alfred Warsavsky. “I look at it as doing a jigsaw puzzle. There’s the ‘Aha! I gotcha!’ factor, when you figure out the puzzle, where the money went or where the damages are. There’s a feeling of accomplishment.” Anne Cossentine, 30, of Oak Park said she was delighted to see CSUN offer the class. Her summer internship with KPMG exposed her to the field, and she’s now considering specializing in it. “It seems like a really interesting field, a good merger of the law and accounting,” Cossentine said. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “A forensic accountant goes in assuming something is wrong and tries to find it.” Jan Bell, chairwoman of CSUN’s department of Accounting and Information Systems, said the class is the first step in what could possibly become a post-bachelor’s degree certificate in forensic accounting. “We’ve seen an upturn in accounting majors ever since Enron,” said Bell, who has done professional work in forensic accounting herself. “People are realizing that accounting is something that is really important. We’re attracting students who want to make a difference.” Enrollment in this initial class was limited to 15, and students were required to have a 3.0 GPA because of the demanding course work, Bell said. The class is being taught by three senior partners from White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna, Wold and Hunt, LLP, a prominent accounting firm in the San Fernando Valley. With corporate scandals like the collapse of energy giant Enron fueling a demand for forensic accountants, California State University, Northridge, has added the specialty to its accounting program. Forensic accountants are trained to ferret out corporate chicanery, track down money-laundering or other illegal activities and help the Federal Bureau of Investigation – now one of the largest employers of accountants. They also may work on celebrity divorces, tracking down hidden assets or shareholder disputes. They can testify at trials in everything from malpractice lawsuits to wrongful termination cases. “An average auditor is going to go approach an audit with a healthy skepticism,” said Tom Burrage, chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ forensic and litigation services committee. last_img read more