Saying the government "let its zeal get in the way of its judgment," Southern District of New York Judge Lewis Kaplan delivered a harsh rebuke to prosecutors Tuesday for pressuring KPMG to cut off legal fees for employees unwilling to cooperate in the nation's largest tax fraud investigation. The decision has been eagerly anticipated by defense groups and business organizations who are increasingly concerned at prosecutorial tactics they believe are eroding defendants' rights to counsel and a fair trial.
Federal Judge Blasts U.S. Pressure on KPMG Case Fees
New York Law Journal
June 28, 2006