Beltone Redux: Welcome to the Hotel California

For over a decade, Beltone Electronics Corp wandered in the wilderness in search of the land of milk and honey as it transitioned from private to public ownership.   Today’s post is the finale, in which Beltone resists reinventing itself as one more cog in the long, fascinating history of the Great Northern juggernaut.1  Romancing history, you can…

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Beltone, a Very Private Company

“As to why fictitious asset frauds are promulgated, that awaits a future post, along with other fascinating questions having to do with the nature of Beltone itself – a mysterious entity for sure – and how on earth it became a GN Resound minion (or not).” (previous post) As the beginning of the End of…

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http://www.thinkadvisor.com/2015/09/08/sec-fines-bankrate-15m-for-accounting-fraud

Accounting 202: Fraud in the Corporate World and at Beltone

Corporate management fraud ranks among the FBI’s highest criminal priorities. So concluded last week’s post on the Beltone accounting fraud.  Sad to say, large-scale corporate fraud is thriving in the healthcare sector, on a scale that dwarfs the paltry $22M (US) Beltone write-down by GN Resound. In the US alone, the FBI ended 2011 in pursuit of 726…

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http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/cookthebooks.asp

Beltone and GN Store Nord: What Kind of Fraud Was It?

The fraud was corporate, it was accounting, it was deliberate, it was a single rogue operator, it was well hidden, it wasn’t cash, it was US only, it was complicated, it was intelligent, it was  “irritating noise.” And now it’s officially over.  As they say in the US, Fuhgeddaboudit. That’s the party line taken in…

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US Hearing Device Patent Activity for September-October 2015

Patent policing of ear device technologies is big news these days, as are the patent wars they spawn. Nowadays, “Honoring a patent” is less an ethical concept than a court-ordered process; patents are more assets on the balance sheet than they are original inventions.   New Definitions for Old Terms and Devices   In the…

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