Battle lines have been drawn in a 2nd Circuit case that will determine whether the government coerced accounting firm KPMG into refusing to pay the legal fees of former employees who needed to mount an effective defense against tax fraud charges. The government is taking an aggressive stance in its appeal, seeking to reinstate criminal charges against 13 defendants whose indictments were dismissed by Southern District of New York Judge Lewis Kaplan.
Government Adopts Aggressive Posture in KPMG Tax-Fraud Appeal
New York Law Journal
January 25, 2008