A New Orleans attorney who pleaded guilty to stealing millions of dollars from one of the city's most prominent law firms has dropped a racketeering lawsuit he filed against the firm after his indictment. James Perdigao pleaded guilty in October to fraud and money laundering charges and awaits sentencing. In May, he accused his former Adams and Reese colleagues of involvement in a range of fraud and bribery schemes, including the WorldCom scandal.
Former Adams and Reese Partner Drops Racketeering Suit Against Firm
The Associated Press
December 5, 2008