The Dewey Trial Report: Master Plans And Clueless Auditors

Law360, New York (July 17, 2015, 7:17 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors kicked the trial of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP's former leaders into high gear seven weeks in, calling their star cooperating witness to dish on how the firm's top executives knew of the purportedly fraudulent accounting tricks used to keep Dewey afloat, while defense lawyers began to attack his credibility.

Star cooperating witness Frank Canellas exits the courthouse on July 13. (Credit: Law360) The witness court-watchers have been waiting for, Frank Canellas, Dewey's former director of finance, is the government's linchpin between the alleged fraud that jurors have heard was carried out by junior staffers and the executive leadership of the...

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