Weiss Holds Firm, Pleads Not Guilty To Kickbacks

Law360, New York (October 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Having proclaimed his innocence at a court hearing Friday, class action attorney Melvyn Weiss did as promised at his arraignment Monday and pled not guilty to charges stemming from the kickbacks scandal that has engulfed his law firm.

The veteran plaintiffs' attorney is one of the few remaining defendants facing trial next year over alleged illegal client payments who has stuck to his story, with most of his co-accused, including legendary lawyer William Lerach, copping pleas for their alleged roles in the long-running scam at the...
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