SEC Fights To Keep Own Atty Off Stand In Bravata Suit

Law360, New York (September 16, 2009, 1:17 PM EDT) -- Federal securities regulators are seeking to keep one of their own off the witness stand during an upcoming hearing in their fraud suit over an alleged $50 million Michigan Ponzi scheme.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday filed a motion for a protective order in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, saying SEC attorney of record Benjamin Hanauer should not be compelled to testify at preliminary injunction hearing scheduled for Oct. 1.

The commission made the move after John J....
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