Alleged Real Estate Fraudster Tries To Save Defenses

Law360, New York (March 8, 2011, 4:23 PM EST) -- A real estate tycoon and his co-defendant, accused of using $23 million held in clients' tax deferral accounts to prop up a faltering company, told a California federal court Monday they should be allowed to rely on two defenses despite prosecutors' objections.

In an opposition filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles real estate mogul Ezri Namvar and Hamid Tabatabai, controller of a company that held proceeds from real estate transactions, said the federal government's move to block evidence...
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