KPMG Dismissals Set Up Second Circuit Showdown

Law360, New York (July 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge ruled Monday that he had no choice but to dismiss the charges against 13 former KPMG LLP executives who had been accused of creating illegal tax shelters to help wealthy clients avoid paying taxes.

In a 68-page opinion, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan reiterated that the government violated the constitutional rights of the former KPMG employees by pressuring the firm to not pay their legal fees.

“Their deliberate interference with the defendants’ rights was outrageous and shocking in...
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