Accounting and Auditing

Lawyer accuses auditors of 'hatchet job' in City of Industry invoice review

Auditors hired by the City of Industry to review millions of dollars in payments to businesses owned by former Mayor David Perez and his relatives produced "a hatchet job" on the family, a lawyer for the companies wrote in a letter to the city Thursday. Attorney Stephen Larson accused City Manager Kevin Radecki of using KPMG auditors’ findings to improperly justify canceling the city's contract with Zerep Management Corp., which for decades had provided services such as landscape maintenance, building upkeep and trash collection in the San Gabriel Valley industrial suburb east of Los Angeles. "Now, after 45 years of doing business in the area Zerep and...