Judge Relinks Charge In Ex-Dick's Atty Kickback Case

Law360, New York (July 6, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge reversed himself Wednesday, reattaching a false statements charge to the rest of the kickbacks case against a former attorney for Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. after previously severing the case.

U.S. District Judge David N. Hurd partially vacated a June 30 order that had split apart the charges. Both sides asked him to rejoin the case, with prosecutors arguing they feared the claim could not be raised in the upcoming trial of attorney Benjamin Viloski and Viloski's attorneys claiming he faced the...
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