White House Counsel Accused Of Suppressing Enron Evidence

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT) -- Chief White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler was hit with an ethics complaint Tuesday by two attorneys who claim that, as a prosecutor on the Enron Corp. task force, Ruemmler suppressed evidence that could have helped four Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. executives avoid prison.

In a 33-page complaint lodged with the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility, attorneys William Hodes and Sidney Powell, who represented one of the Merrill Lynch defendants in post-trial and appellate proceedings, alleged that in 2004, Ruemmler withheld key evidence while...
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