Ex-Dick's Atty Can't Ditch Prosecutor In Kickbacks Case

Law360, New York (June 30, 2011, 4:59 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in New York on Thursday refused to disqualify a government attorney prosecuting a former lawyer for Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. on charges that he lied to investigators and took part in a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme.

U.S. District Judge David N. Hurd denied Benjamin Viloski's motion to drop Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven D. Clymer from the case, but agreed to sever the false statements charge, which Viloski argued Clymer would not be able to pursue without appearing as an "unsworn witness" at trial....
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