Mayer Brown Lawyer Sued, Indicted Over Refco

Law360, New York (December 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Joseph P. Collins, a partner with Mayer Brown LLP, has been sued by regulators and indicted by prosecutors for his alleged role in the massive fraud that led to the spectacular fall of brokerage firm Refco Inc.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that it had filed a law suit in Manhattan's district court against Collins alleging he helped the New York-based commodities and futures broker conceal hundreds of millions of dollars in debt and liabilities.

Collins also faces criminal charges for his alleged...
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