Calif. Drops Charges in $21M Fraud Case

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 10:29 PM EST) -- California federal prosecutors on Thursday dropped their charges against the controller of a company owned by a Los Angeles real estate tycoon after the Ninth Circuit reversed his conviction in a $21 million fraud case.

In a request filed in California federal court, U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte of the state’s central district sought to dismiss prosecutors’ wire fraud indictment against Hamid Tabatabai, after the Ninth Circuit’s November ruling that the government’s evidence to support his guilt was too thin and that at least one of the...
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