Ex-Carter's Exec Says Feds Can't Use Ropes & Gray Interview

Law360, New York (October 30, 2012, 5:36 PM EDT) -- A former Carter's Inc. executive accused of helping the children's clothing marketer understate its expenses by $16 million asked a federal judge Tuesday to prevent prosecutors from using statements he gave Carter's attorneys at Ropes & Gray LLP during an internal investigation before he was indicted.

Prosecutors say Joseph M. Elles concealed millions of dollars of unauthorized rebates he gave the company’s department store clients, including Kohl’s Corp., between 2004 and 2009, which he never disclosed to Carter's financial department. In a motion filed Tuesday, he...
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