Ex-Oil Co. Exec Seeks Retrial Of Pump-And-Dump Charges

Law360, New York (July 6, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT) -- A former oil company executive convicted in a pump-and-dump scheme asked a New York federal court Friday for a new trial, saying the government withheld witness statements and broadened the case once his trial had already begun.

Kamal Abdallah, who was found guilty in March in the Eastern District of New York, also said in a separate motion Friday that he should be acquitted because the government tried him in the wrong venue.

Abdallah and a co-conspirator, Eric Seiden, who became a government informant, allegedly manipulated...
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