July 22, 2006 |
The federal judge presiding over the obstruction-of-justice prosecution of former Silicon Valley investment banker Frank Quattrone on Friday gave both sides another month to work out an agreement to avoid a third trial. A U.S. appeals court in March threw out Quattrone's conviction and ordered a new trial, citing faulty jury instructions. Quattrone's first trial ended in a hung jury in October 2003. He was convicted after a second trial in May 2004.
June 22, 2006 |
A former executive with Computer Associates International Inc. pleaded guilty to obstructing justice by trying to buy the silence of potential witnesses in a stock fraud scandal at one of the world's largest software companies, prosecutors said. Thomas Bennett, 50, faces as many as five years in prison at sentencing Oct. 12. Bennett was senior vice president in charge of business development for Long Island, N.Y.-based Computer Associates, which since has become known as CA Inc.
June 21, 2006 |
Supporters of Vice President Dick Cheney's indicted former chief of staff have raised more than $2 million since late last year for his legal defense in the CIA leak case. Former Cheney spokeswoman Mary Matalin was hosting a fundraiser at her home to help pay the legal expenses of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who is charged with five counts of perjury, obstruction and lying to the FBI in the Valerie Plame affair. The $2-million figure came from Barbara Comstock, a member of Libby's legal team.
May 25, 2006 |
Vice President Dick Cheney may be called as a government witness in the perjury and obstruction case against his former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a special prosecutor indicated Wednesday. Then again, he may not. In a court filing, Patrick J.
May 2, 2006 |
The criminal case against Frank Quattrone, a former Silicon Valley investment banker whose conviction for obstruction of justice was reversed in March, on Monday was transferred to its second new judge in a week. U.S. District Judge George Daniels would now hear a retrial of Quattrone if the government decides to pursue it. Daniels is replacing Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, to whom the case had been assigned Wednesday, said Elizabeth Menard, Kaplan's assistant.
April 27, 2006 |
Presidential advisor Karl Rove was called again before a federal grand jury Wednesday, a surprise appearance signaling that a perjury and obstruction investigation into his role in a CIA leak case remained alive. As the White House was introducing a new press secretary in an effort to put a new face on a troubled administration, Rove testified for three hours before the grand jury. Special Prosecutor Patrick J.
April 25, 2006 |
Sanjay Kumar, the former chief executive of Computer Associates International Inc., and another former executive pleaded guilty Monday to obstruction of justice and securities fraud charges in a massive accounting scandal at the business software company. Kumar and Stephen Richards, former head of worldwide sales, had been accused in a 2004 indictment of engaging in a widespread scheme to falsely inflate the company's quarterly earnings by backdating contracts.
March 21, 2006 |
A federal appeals court threw out the criminal conviction of Silicon Valley financier Frank Quattrone on Monday, ruling that the judge gave faulty jury instructions at Quattrone's 2004 obstruction-of-justice trial. The three-judge panel sent the case back to district court for retrial but, in a rare step, removed U.S. District Judge Richard Owen from the case. Quattrone's lawyers had complained that the judge favored the prosecution. "Justice has finally been done, and hopefully the U.S.
October 29, 2005 |
Sometimes, a witness says he just can't remember. It may well be a convenient memory lapse, but it is hard to prove such forgetfulness is a crime. I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, however, is accused of something far more elaborate. Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald alleges that Libby made up a false story to deceive investigators and then told the lie under oath to the grand jury.
October 26, 2005 |
A former Southern California business consultant received a four-month prison sentence for conspiring to obstruct a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of financial advisor Reed E. Slatkin's $593-million investment scam, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Daniel W. Jacobs helped stall the SEC for more than a year by pretending to represent a Swiss brokerage holding hundreds of millions of dollars in funds from Slatkin investors, according to his plea agreement with the government.