Former Milberg Weiss Expert May Finally Cooperate

Law360, New York (October 17, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Five years after the launch of a probe into illegal kickbacks given to witnesses and lead plaintiffs by class action firm Milberg Weiss, investigators may finally have a lead.

John Torkelsen, who testified as an expert witness in dozens of trials for class action powerhouse firm Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach, may have agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors after being charged in an unrelated matter.

Investigators allege that Milberg Weiss and former star prosecutor William Lerach paid Torkelsen, Milberg Weiss’ expert on determining monetary...
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