March 19, 2005 |
Martha Stewart is trying to break out of home, and she just got a dash of hope from a federal appeals court. The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled late Thursday that lower-court Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, who presided over Stewart's obstruction-of-justice conviction last year, can reconsider -- and thus, shorten -- her sentence.
February 11, 2005 |
Three criminal defense groups are asking an appeals court to overturn the obstruction-of-justice conviction of former Credit Suisse First Boston investment banker Frank Quattrone, citing what they termed the "transparent bias" of the judge in the case. The groups, which filed what they called an unusual brief this week in a federal appeals court in New York, assailed rulings by U.S. District Judge Richard Owen, who presided over Quattrone's trial in May.
January 28, 2005 |
Former Silicon Valley financier Frank Quattrone appealed his criminal obstruction-of-justice conviction Thursday, arguing that there was little evidence against him and that he wasn't allowed to tell the jury his side of the story. In a 108-page brief filed in the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, Quattrone's lawyers said the trial judge "consistently favored" the prosecution, resulting in a "palpably unfair trial."
November 13, 2004 |
The judge who presided at the trial of Frank Quattrone won't allow defense lawyers to review a letter he received from one of the jurors two days after the former Silicon Valley investment banker was sentenced, according to court records. The juror wrote to U.S. District Judge Richard Owen on Sept. 10. Last week, Owen denied a request from defense lawyer Mark Pomerantz to see the letter, saying it was immaterial, the records indicate.
October 5, 2004 |
Former Silicon Valley investment banker Frank Quattrone should report to prison this month to begin serving his 18-month sentence for obstruction of justice, federal prosecutors argued in court papers Monday. Quattrone is due to report to prison by Oct. 28 to serve his sentence for obstructing investigations of possible kickbacks in hot stock offerings of the 1990s.
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October 5, 2004 |
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Monday that he would investigate allegations that a Culver City councilman interfered in an investigation of his son, who eventually was charged with a misdemeanor drug offense. Officer Heidi Keyantash alleged that Councilman Albert Vera Sr. threatened her, shouting, "I'll get you! I promise I'll get you!" after an Aug. 7 traffic stop. Baca said he acted at the request of Culver City Chief John Montanio.
September 30, 2004 |
Federal prosecutors added perjury and obstruction-of-justice charges to the criminal case against fired HealthSouth Corp. Chief Executive Richard Scrushy under a new indictment in the rehabilitation giant's accounting scandal. The new charges were announced by the Justice Department in a superseding indictment that trimmed the total number of counts from 85 to 58. Scrushy, 52, told U.S. Magistrate Judge T. Michael Putnam during an arraignment that he was "absolutely not guilty."
September 23, 2004 |
Former Silicon Valley star investment banker Frank Quattrone asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to let him stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction on obstruction-of-justice charges. Quattrone, 48, has been ordered to report to prison Oct. 28 to begin serving an 18-month sentence. He was convicted in May of hindering a federal investigation into stock allocation. In a filing with the U.S.
September 16, 2004 |
Fluff the pillows and tuck in the bedsheets: Martha Stewart says she's ready to go to prison, and the sooner the better. The home-design entrepreneur asked a federal judge Wednesday to allow her to begin her sentence right away, saying she wanted to put her prison time behind her so she could get on with her life and career. Stewart insists she is innocent and is pressing ahead with an appeal of her criminal obstruction-of-justice conviction.
September 15, 2004 |
Former Credit Suisse First Boston banker Frank Quattrone, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week, won a ruling Tuesday that temporarily sealed letters relatives and friends sent to the judge in his case seeking leniency. The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan granted Quattrone's emergency request to seal the letters after he said they contained personal details about the health of his wife and 15-year-old daughter.