Conspiracy Charges Against Adelphia Execs Dismissed

Law360, New York (January 18, 2012, 4:43 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday dismissed on double jeopardy grounds the conspiracy charges in a tax evasion case against a father-and-son pair of Adelphia Communications Corp. executives already sentenced in New York for the same securities fraud.

U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III dropped conspiracy to defraud the U.S. charges against Adelphia founder John Rigas and his son Timothy, who were sentenced to 12 and 17 years in prison, respectively, after a New York jury found them guilty of securities fraud in July 2004....
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