KPMG Defendants Reaffirm Dismissal Motions

Law360, New York (June 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Several former executives of KPMG International on Friday filed memorandums reemphasizing their motions to dismiss the criminal fraud charges against them stemming from their alleged roles in a tax shelter scandal at the massive accounting firm.

As cause for dismissal, the memorandum filed by defendant David Amir Makov cites violations of the defendants' civil rights “sufficiently outrageous and shocking to the conscience to warrant dismissal of the indictment against all defendants." It says prosecutors coerced KPMG into picking cooperative attorneys for the executives and later urged...
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