Ex-Taylor Bean Chair Wins Access To Colonial Docs

Law360, New York (April 6, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT) -- The former chairman of Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. won access to emails between Colonial Bank and its Akerman Senterfitt LLP attorneys on Tuesday, two days into his Virginia trial on charges he masterminded a $2 billion fraud.

Lee Bentley Farkas, who is facing a life sentence, told the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia he needed the information to address the anticipated testimony of one of the federal government's key witnesses.

Farkas said the emails depicted what advice former Colonial Bank...
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