DOJ Objects To Severing Atty From MBC Case

Law360, New York (October 25, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT) -- Government prosecutors have shot back at a motion from a former principal of Mutual Benefits Corp. accused of orchestrating an $837 million insurance scam to sever his case from his former lawyer’s so the attorney can testify on his behalf.

Joel Steinger, who prosecutors say was MBC’s chief executive but whose precise position was concealed because of past convictions for mail and wire fraud, failed to prove that testimony from his former attorney Michael McNerney would be exculpatory, a requirement for severing the trials of defendants...
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