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January 28, 2005 | Walter Hamilton, Times Staff Writer
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 | From Bloomberg News
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 | From Reuters
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.
September 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
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 | From Times Wire Services
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 | Walter Hamilton, Times Staff Writer
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 | From Bloomberg News
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.
September 14, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Frank Quattrone, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week, asked an appeals court Monday to seal letters from family and friends seeking leniency for the former investment banker, saying they contain undisclosed personal details about the health of his wife and teenage daughter. Quattrone, who was convicted of obstructing justice, filed an emergency request with the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. He also criticized U.S.
September 9, 2004 | Walter Hamilton and Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writers
Frank Quattrone, the high-powered Silicon Valley investment banker who once made $120 million in a single year, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Wednesday for obstructing government probes of hot stock offerings at the height of the bull market. U.S. District Judge Richard Owen brushed aside a plea for leniency, imposing a term exceeding federal sentencing guidelines. Quattrone told the judge that he had to care for his sick wife and daughter.
August 19, 2004 | John J. Goldman, Times Staff Writer
Charles Kushner, a wealthy real estate developer who was the largest contributor to Gov. James E. McGreevey's election campaign, pleaded guilty Wednesday to tax violations and paying a prostitute in a scheme to stop his brother-in-law from testifying against him. Kushner, 50, who donated more than $1 million to McGreevey's election effort, could face substantial fines and 18 to 24 months in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 29, government lawyers said. He is free on $5 million bail.
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