Member’s name: Raymond Albert Crocker
Date of Hearing: 19 September 2022
Division: New South Wales
Tribunal: Disciplinary Tribunal
On 19 September 2022, the Disciplinary Tribunal found the Member breached Article 39(a)(ii)(F) of the 14 May 2019 Constitution in that Mr Crocker had:
- “been the subject of an adverse finding that has not been overturned on appeal in relation to the Member’s conduct, competence or recognition by any Court, professional body, statutory or other regulatory authority in any jurisdiction” in respect of the decision of the Tax Practitioners Board, dated 26 August 2021, to terminate his registration as a tax agent.
Mr Crocker attended the Disciplinary Tribunal Hearing and denied the Complaint.
Penalty and Costs:
The Disciplinary Tribunal found the Complaint sustained and imposed the following penalties:
- Forfeiture of membership not eligible for re-admission for two years from 19 September 2022.
- Prior to any application for readmission, Mr Crocker is required to complete, to the satisfaction of the General Manager Professional Conduct, two courses of training, being:
- a course in Professional Ethics; and
- a course in Supervising Others.
- On readmission, his membership status will be lowered from FCPA to CPA.
The Member was ordered to pay a contribution to CPA Australia’s costs of $2,572.26.