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Jill Motta, president of Motta Company, has instructed Linda Berger, the head of the accounting department for Motta Company, to report the company’s land in the company’s accounting reports at its fair value of $170,000 instead of its cost of $100,000. Motta says, “Showing the land at $170,000 will make our company look like a better investment when we try to attract new investors next month.”

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Explain the ethical situation involved for Linda Berger, identifying the stakeholders and the alternatives.



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