Prosecutors Fight Dismissal Bid By Adelphia Execs

Law360, New York (December 14, 2010, 1:43 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors have ripped a motion to dismiss a conspiracy charge against Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son Timothy, saying the pair failed to make a credible argument that their Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights had been violated.

In a motion filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, prosecutors asked Judge John E. Jones III to reject the Rigases' dismissal and discovery requests.

"Rather than asserting a specific factual basis for their motion to dismiss," prosecutors said,...
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