People in the News – Feb. 13

Robert W. Henry has joined Fort Worth, Texas-based Weaver (FY12 net revenue of $73.57 million) as a partner in tax and strategic services. Henry works from the San Antonio office, coming to Weaver from Ernst & Young, where he served as tax account leader. Henry will focus on helping companies with income tax compliance, tax planning and representation before the Internal Revenue Service.

Craig Haber, a former partner at Chicago-based Grant Thornton (FY11 net revenue of $1.146 billion) has been charged with stealing nearly $4 million in client payments, which he had sent to his office rather than to firm headquarters between 2004 and 2012, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in New York. Haber, who worked from the firm’s New York offices, would then deposit the money into an account that had a name close to that of the firm and then move the money to his personal account. He has been released on $500,000 bail and could face 20 years in prison if convicted of mail fraud. “Grant Thornton disclosed this former partner’s conduct to the authorities promptly after discovering possible financial improprieties, which resulted in his separation from the firm,” Tim Blair, firm spokesman, told Thomson Reuters.