Dewey Prosecution May Be Tripped Up By Charge-Heavy Trial

By Stewart Bishop (October 7, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT) -- Jurors in the trial of the former executive leadership of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on Wednesday acquitted the defendants of 49 counts of falsifying business records but deadlocked on the remaining counts, an indication prosecutors may have overcharged this multifaceted case, some experts say.

After reporting on Tuesday that it was unable to come to a decision on most of the charges against former Dewey Chairman Steven Davis, Executive Director Stephen DiCarmine and Chief Financial Officer Joel Sanders, the panel on Wednesday cleared Davis of 19 counts of falsifying business records, DiCarmine of 17 counts and Sanders of 13 such charges....

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