Adelphia Execs Can't Shake Tax Evasion Indictment

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 6:38 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a tax evasion indictment against Adelphia Communications Corp.'s founder and his son, ruling that a prosecutor's alleged hardball tactics in their earlier stock fraud case did not violate their constitutional rights.

The prosecutor allegedly told Adelphia — once controlled by John Rigas and his family before an accounting fraud scandal ended their reign — not to pay legal fees for the two men or it would risk being indicted itself. John Rigas and his son Timothy Rigas...
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