The jury heard opening statements Wednesday in the trial of four men -- including a former law firm partner -- accused of conspiring to defraud the IRS by marketing bogus tax shelters through KPMG. The trial got off to a shaky start, with one juror telling Judge Lewis A. Kaplan that she could no longer be objective. Kaplan dismissed the juror but told her he was directing prosecutors to investigate her for perjury or obstruction of justice.
Long-Awaited KPMG Tax Fraud Trial Gets Off to Shaky Start
New York Law Journal
October 16, 2008