A five-year criminal probe of plaintiffs lawyer William Lerach's former firm is heating up, and has already resulted in the indictment of a former client for allegedly taking kickbacks from the firm. With the federal investigation seeking informants from a trail of disgruntled former partners across the country, the brash outspokenness with which Lerach typically faces down adversity is no more. He and his partners are now hunkering down behind a wall of criminal defense lawyers and a high-powered PR team.
Lerach Hunkers Down After Indictment
August 16, 2005