Heated Closings In Fraud Trial Of LA Land Tycoon

Law360, Los Angeles (May 18, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT) -- An attorney for a California real estate tycoon charged with siphoning $21 million from unwitting clients' tax deferral accounts turned the tables on prosecutors during closing arguments Wednesday, accusing them of shirking their duty to seek the truth.

“They have done of the worst things you can do in a criminal case. They assumed guilt,” Marc Harris told a Calif. jury in a packed federal courtroom, lambasting the government’s investigation of the alleged crimes. “They weren’t looking for the truth. They were looking for tidbits and...
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