Reversing multi-million dollar judgment in its entirety and obtaining reinstatement of a wrongly dismissed fraud claim.  Read the entire article using the link below: Law360 5th Circuit Revives IAS Fraud Suit Over Buckley

See articles in Law 360 , The Texas Lawyer, and the Denton Record-Chronicle.

By Larry Ribstein The government finally dropped its prosecution of Nigerian Barge defendant James A. Brown. Here’s part of the WSJ story by John Emshwiller: At the 2004 trial, prosecutors alleged that Enron’s sale of an interest in three power-producing barges, located off the coast of Nigeria, to Merrill was a sham that allowed the energy company…

By Ellen Podgor The government filed a Motion to Dismiss – with prejudice – charges against James A. Brown on Counts One, Two, and Three.  The former Merrill Lynch banker had been charged as part of the Enron Barge case.  An appeal on the motion for a new trial on Counts IV and V remains. This has…

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Andrew M. Harris June 30 (Bloomberg) — R. Allen Stanford, indicted for allegedly swindling investors out of more than $7 billion, must remain in U.S. custody until his trial, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge David Hittner in Houston rejected Stanford’s claims that he wanted to face and fight…

By Marisa Taylor | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Almost seven years after the energy giant Enron collapsed, a series of court decisions has opened the door to new trials for some of the convicted corporate executives and threatened to hobble the Justice Department’s efforts to pursue future corporate-fraud cases. In the wake of the scandal,…

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A lawyer for one of three Merrill Lynch & Co. executives convicted in 2004 on charges of participating in a sham asset sale with Enron alleges that prosecutors withheld evidence from the defense to manufacture a case without a crime. In a court filing Monday, Sidney Powell, who represents former Merrill executive James Brown, accused federal prosecutors of concealing…

A lawyer for one of three Merrill Lynch executives convicted in 2004 on charges of participating in a sham asset sale with Enron alleges that prosecutors withheld evidence from the defense to manufacture a case without a crime. In a court filing Monday, Sidney Powell, who represents former Merrill executive James Brown, accused federal prosecutors…

In this previous post on former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling’s Supplemental Brief regarding prosecutorial misconduct in connection with covering up exculpatory evidence contained former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow’s interview notes, I noted that the Skilling brief would likely have a ripple effect on the re-trial of three former Merrill Lynch executives in connection with the…

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