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KPMG Prosecutors Bid To Split Trial

Law360 (October 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Prosecutors in the complex tax shelter case against 16 former executives of accounting firm KPMG LLP are seeking a federal judge’s approval to try the slew of defendants in two separate groups.

The executives, who have all been indicted on criminal fraud charges relating to the creation and sale of allegedly improper tax shelters, had been scheduled to stand trial in January.

But the prosecutor’s proposal, outlined in a three-page letter sent on Wednesday to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the...
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