Ex-Kirkland Partner Pleads Guilty To $2M Tax Scheme

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 9:50 PM EST) -- Former Kirkland & Ellis LLP bankruptcy partner Theodore L. Freedman is facing up to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to four counts of tax fraud alleging he failed to report $2.1 million in partnership income.

Freedman, 65, changed his earlier not-guilty plea on the day scheduled for a hearing that could have determined whether he could use a purported Asperger's syndrome diagnosis as a defense at trial to the charges on which he was indicted in July 2011. He admitted reporting only $3.3...
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