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Qwest Executive Accuses Prosecutors Of Misconduct

Law360 (May 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a new strategy, attorneys for former Qwest Inc. chief Joseph P. Nacchio are accusing the government’s attorneys of improperly influencing a grand jury before it indicted the fallen executive.

The documents, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, asked the judge to dismiss 42 counts of insider trading, claiming that prosecutors “unfairly swayed” the grand jury and “substantially influenced its decision.”

The grand jury led to charges that Nacchio illegally sold $100 million of Qwest stock in early 2001, based on...
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