Ex-Seyfarth Atty Pins $90M RICO Suit On Ex-KPMG Ace

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT) -- A former Seyfarth Shaw LLP attorney accused of engineering illegal tax shelters filed a $90 million lawsuit Monday in Illinois alleging a former partner at KPMG LLP and a web of conspirators breached their contracts and usurped his distressed assets business in Brazil.

Tax attorney John Rogers, who is under fire from the federal government for promoting allegedly abusive tax shelters, claims Michael Hartigan orchestrated a sweeping fraud and worked alongside Rogers’ business partners in Brazil to pocket the proceeds generated by Sugarloaf Fund LLC’s consumer...
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