A federal judge's effort to avoid duplicative testimony and wasted time at the trial of 18 defendants accused in the KPMG illegal tax shelter has drawn the ire of defense attorneys in the case. Defense lawyers object to procedures set forth by Judge Lewis Kaplan for the five-month trial, due to begin this fall and believed to be the largest criminal tax evasion case ever brought by the government. The restrictions include limitations on cross-examination and elimination of sidebars during testimony.
KPMG Defense Critical of Judge's Procedural Restrictions
New York Law Journal
May 3, 2006