Dewey Defense Takes Aim At Cooperator's Plea Change

Law360, New York (March 16, 2017, 8:51 PM EDT) -- A lawyer for a former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP executive being tried a second time for fraud sought on Thursday to undermine the credibility of a primary government cooperator by grilling him about his change in guilty plea.

Andrew Frisch, who is defending the firm's former chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, asked former Dewey director of finance Frank Canellas about his switch in plea from grand larceny to a lower charge. Frisch asked whether Canellas was being truthful in his 2014 plea given that he changed...
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