Law360 (April 15, 2019, 5:42 PM EDT) -- An ex-KPMG partner and a former Public Company Accounting Oversight Board official convicted last month in a jobs-for-secrets scheme have asked a New York federal court to throw out the convictions, saying prosecutors never provided enough evidence and didn't prove they acted willfully.
KPMG partner David Middendorf and PCAOB official Jeffrey Wada both submitted their nearly 50-page briefs on Friday, asking for either a new trial or to have their wire fraud convictions tossed.
Both Middendorf and Wada said the government had failed to show they knowingly engaged in the scheme, which prosecutors said involved Wada stealing information about which KPMG...
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