Prosecutors Get An Earful For Adelphia Tax Evasion Case

Law360, New York (January 26, 2012, 8:47 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday dismissed a 6-year-old tax evasion case against a father-and-son pair of Adelphia Communications Corp. executives already sentenced in New York for securities fraud after federal prosecutors determined that pursuing the case was no longer worthwhile.

In an order dismissing the suit, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III criticized federal prosecutors for allowing the case to continue as long as it did, quoting the famous lyrics from Kenny Rogers' “The Gambler”: “You got to know when to hold 'em, know...
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USA v. Rigas et al

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Pennsylvania Middle

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October 5, 2005

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