Work E-Mails: The New Smoking Guns

Law360, New York (August 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two Credit Suisse brokers charged Thursday with conspiring to deceive investors via e-mail have joined an infamous group of those undone by their electronic missives.

Like one-time investment banker Frank Quattrone, former Bear Stearns Cos. managers Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin and others before them, brokers Julian Tzolov and Eric Butler should serve as a warning to employees that e-mail can come back to haunt you.

E-mails are the most common, and often the key, exhibits at trials nowadays, according to Cozen O'Connor LLP labor and...
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