Two foreign attorneys on Tuesday found themselves back in hot water when a unanimous New York Court of Appeals overturned a ruling that had toppled their convictions on charges of conspiracy and falsifying business records.

People v. Bloomfield and Creggy, 13, turned on the statutory meaning of “business record.” Last February, the Appellate Division, 1st Department, overturned the convictions of Harry J.F. Bloomfield, formerly a member of the Quebec Securities Commission, and Stuart Creggy, formerly a senior partner at London’s Talbot Creggy, on the technical grounds that the files at issue were kept with legal counsel rather than company headquarters.

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