J&G Attys Hammer Key Tax Plot Witness Over Plea Deal

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT) -- Defense attorneys for former Jenkens & Gilchrist PC lawyers on trial for allegedly arranging illegal tax shelters grilled a key government witness Tuesday on a plea deal cutting his maximum possible prison sentence from 88 to 10 years.

During the proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, lawyers for defendants Paul Daugerdas and Donna Guerin asked the witness, former Jenkens colleague Erwin Mayer, about his sudden decision to plead guilty in the case, despite asserting for years that the shelters...
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