Dewey Jury Warned Not To Trust Prosecution's Witnesses

Law360, New York (September 10, 2015, 9:48 PM EDT) -- In his final remarks to jurors in the trial of the former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, an attorney for former Dewey Chief Financial Officer Joel Sanders warned the panel not to trust the testimony from seven cooperating witnesses given their shifting statements about the alleged fraud scheme.

Andrew J. Frisch, the last of the defense attorneys to address the panel, said the seven former Dewey staffers who copped to taking part in a scheme to defraud the firm's lenders and investors feared prosecution by the Manhattan district attorney's office, and changed their stories to suit prosecutors' needs.

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