SEC Says Nicor Witness Can't Plead The 5th

Law360, New York (June 2, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked an Illinois federal court on Tuesday to force a fired Nicor Inc. employee to testify in its fraud suit against company executives, arguing she has no basis to assert the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.

Beth A. Hohisel, a former Nicor supply service manager who was terminated in 2004, said that her testimony could open her up to prosecution on charges of mail fraud, securities fraud, obstruction of justice and perjury. She was allegedly involved in fraudulent transactions ordered...
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