Public Announcements

Prakash Bhojegowda (the “Respondent”) has been found to be in violation of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (the “Code”). An Ethics Review Committee (“ERC”) Hearing Panel determined that the Respondent acted contrary to sections 2.3.1, 5.3.1, and 5.3.2 of the Code.

Section 2.3.1 of the Code states that “We inform ourselves and uphold the policies, rules, regulations, and laws that govern our work, professional, and volunteer activities.”

Section 5.3.1 of the Code states that “We do not engage in or condone behavior that is designed to deceive others, including but not limited to making misleading or false statements, stating half-truths, providing information out of context, or withholding information that, if known, would render our statements as misleading or incomplete.”

Section 5.3.2 of the Code states that “We do not engage in dishonest behavior with the intention of personal gain or at the expense of another.”

The case at issue entailed the Respondent’s attempt to circumvent a PMI audit of the Respondent’s background (a process initiated as part of the submission of the Respondent’s Project Management Professional (“PMP”) application) by abandoning the initial application and submitting a new application under a different email address. In addition, it was determined that the Respondent’s performance on the PMP exam was very unlikely to have been accomplished through independent test-taking. As a result, the sanctions imposed by the ERC against the Respondent include this public reprimand, a permanent ban on the Respondent’s eligibility to apply for or hold any PMI certification, and a permanent ban on the Respondent’s eligibility to qualify for membership in PMI.

Roberto Alejandro Cadena Legaspi has been found to be in violation of the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (the “Code”). An Ethics Review Committee (“ERC”) Hearing Panel determined that Mr. Cadena acted contrary to sections 2.3.1, 3.3.4, 5.3.1, and 5.3.2 of the Code.

Section 2.3.1 of the Code states that “We inform ourselves and uphold the policies, rules, regulations, and laws that govern our work, professional, and volunteer activities.”

Section 3.3.4 of the Code states that “We respect the property rights of others.”

Section 5.3.1 of the Code states that “We do not engage in or condone behavior that is designed to deceive others, including but not limited to making misleading or false statements, stating half-truths, providing information out of context, or withholding information that, if known, would render our statements as misleading or incomplete.”

Section 5.3.2 of the Code states that “We do not engage in dishonest behavior with the intention of personal gain or at the expense of another.”

The case at issue entailed the improper and unpermitted use of an organization’s funds while Mr. Cadena was serving in an officer capacity with that organization. While Mr. Cadena characterized the transactions as “loans” to him, the transactions were not approved by the organization’s board and the amounts taken have not been repaid. The ERC determined that these violations occurred and has ordered that this public reprimand be issued and that he be expelled from membership in PMI. This permanent public reprimand is effective 20 May 2019.