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23 Apr 2012, 8:57 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The Associated Press on April 23, 2012 released the following: "WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a former Merrill Lynch executive who was convicted on perjury and obstruction charges that stemmed from a bogus 1999 deal involving Enron. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the conviction of James A. Brown. He argued that federal prosecutors improperly withheld favorable evidence in his case. The charges… [read post]
4 Apr 2013, 12:52 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
CNBC on April 4, 2013 released the following: “By: Scott Cohn CNBC Senior Correspondent Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who is serving a 24-year prison term for his role in the energy giant’s epic collapse, could get out of prison early under an agreement being discussed by his attorneys and the Justice Department, CNBC has learned. Skilling, who was convicted in 2006 of conspiracy, fraud and insider trading, has served just over six years. It is not clear how much his sentence would… [read post]
Editor’s Note: The following post comes to us from James L. Bromley, a partner and leader of the global bankruptcy and restructuring practice at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. On June 28, 2011, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the Southern District of New York's determination that the safe harbor provision in § 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code protects from the bankruptcy trustee’s powers to avoid transfers made by the Debtor, Enron Corp., to redeem commercial paper… [read post]
9 Jul 2010, 8:15 am by Joe Consumer
Remember in the Sound of Music, when the nuns sing, "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" … "How do you find a word that means Maria? A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown"? I'm not quite sure what a flibbertijibbet exactly is, but I do know a will-o'-the wisp clown when I see one. That would be the Fox Business Network's new Thursday night start, John Stossel. John Stossel is a problem that clearly needs solving. Take his latest weird diatribe last night ("Parasitic Tort Lawyers")… [read post]
28 Nov 2011, 7:30 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The Houston Chronicle on November 27, 2011 released the following: "By TOM FOWLER, HOUSTON CHRONICLE When Mike Anderson launched the FBI's investigation of Enron's collapse in early December 2001, he thought assigning a couple of agents to the case would be a good start. "I knew it was going to be a big case," said Anderson, assistant special agent in charge of the white-collar crime group in Houston. "But I think I was a little naïve about how big." Within a few weeks, the investigation had… [read post]
29 Jun 2010, 9:43 am by Warren Allen
Don't look now, but AIG is in the middle of a great magic trick. As it tries (and mostly fails) to generate the billions needed to pay back its vast TARP loans, the enormous conglomerate corporation has been trying to teleport its more successful subsidiaries out from under its personal cloud of bad press (see CNN's 10 Most Hateable Companies Not Named BP). It's now working to stash them away under a nice new name that doesn't scream bailouts, bonuses or bad, bad management. In the process they… [read post]
6 Jan 2009, 2:04 pm
Opinion here - Download 06-20885-CR0.pdf Commentary to follow. (esp) (from San Diego) [read post]
24 Jun 2010, 9:50 am by Nathan Koppel
Attorney Robert Plotkin answers questions about the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling on the future of honest-services fraud. [read post]
27 Sep 2010, 8:05 pm by White Collar Crime Prof Blogger
Karen Gullo, Bloomberg, Ex-Alaska Lawmaker Weyhrauch Wins U.S. Ruling on Corruption Trial Evidence (esp) [read post]
29 Aug 2011, 2:09 pm by Nancy Rapoport
See here.  Hat tip to TaxProf Blog, of course. [read post]
24 Mar 2010, 4:28 am by By DEALBOOK
It seems that for James S. Chanos, there's no doubt that fraud was involved with the collapse of Lehman Brothers. [read post]
6 May 2010, 5:12 am by Nancy Rapoport
The Enron play is closing on Broadway, long before Jeff & I could go see it.  See here.  [read post]