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Agents' Vague Answers Mixed Bag For Defense In $1B Fraud

Law360, Miami (October 16, 2017, 11:29 PM EDT) -- Counsel for a Florida businessman charged with orchestrating a $1 billion health care fraud drew some potentially helpful testimony from two federal agents Monday in his bid to disqualify the prosecution team for allegedly violating the suspect's attorney-client privilege, but also struggled to nail down key details.

Ricardo Carcas, an agent for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and FBI agent Jonathan Osterman confirmed that prosecutors used what defendant Philip Esformes alleges are protected legal documents during interviews with two individuals Esformes claims were...
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