Technology manufacturer Logitech International will pay a $7.5 million penalty for fraudulently inflating its fiscal year 2011 financial results to meet earnings guidance and committing other accounting-related violations during a five-year period. Logitech’s then-controller and then-director of accounting will pay collective penalties of $75,000 for violations related to Logitech’s warranty accrual accounting and failure to amortize intangibles from an earlier acquisition. The SEC also filed a complaint in federal court against Logitech’s then-CFO and then-acting controller alleging that they deliberately minimized the write-down of millions of dollars of excess components parts for a product for which Logitech had excess inventory. SEC
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