May 27, 2002 |
Arthur Andersen, plagued with client losses, bolting partners and the possibility of losing its accounting license in Texas, probably will begin presenting its defense in its obstruction-of-justice trial today in federal court in Houston. Prosecutors expect to rest their case with their last witness, FBI agent Paula Schanzle. Andersen's lead lawyer, Rusty Hardin, then expects to start presenting the defense. David Duncan, Andersen's former top Enron Corp.
May 7, 2008 |
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Roger Clemens can keep his lawyer in the defamation lawsuit against his former trainer, who accused the pitcher of using performance-enhancing drugs. Lawyers for Clemens' former trainer, Brian McNamee, filed a motion for attorney Rusty Hardin to be removed from the case because Hardin represented Clemens and pitcher Andy Pettitte for several days before the release of the Mitchell Report in December.
June 11, 2002 |
The jury in the Arthur Andersen criminal trial ended its fifth day of deliberations Monday without reaching a verdict. The panel of nine men and three women met for about eight hours and did not ask the judge any questions or make any requests for additional information. Jurors on Sunday had asked for a dictionary, but U.S. District Judge Melinda Harmon turned down the request, saying the panel could ask for definitions of specific words. The jury sent no additional notes.
April 26, 2002 |
The Justice Department rejected a settlement offer that accounting firm Arthur Andersen made to avoid a trial on an obstruction of justice charge, a lawyer for the firm said Thursday. The rejection was received late in the day, Rusty Hardin said. "We are now preparing for trial," he said. Hardin had sent a letter to the Justice Department on Wednesday restating Andersen's position in the negotiations when talks broke off last week. Andersen, Enron Corp.'
February 11, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- One of Brian McNamee's lawyers said Sunday he believed the Justice Department will open a criminal investigation into Roger Clemens' denials of doping. Meantime, the chairman of a congressional committee said comments attributed to one of the pitcher's lawyers could be interpreted as trying to intimidate a law enforcement official.
April 27, 2002 |
A federal judge Friday refused Arthur Andersen's request that its trial on criminal obstruction charges for shredding tons of Enron Corp. documents be delayed six or seven weeks. Attorney Rusty Hardin, who insisted on a speedy trial after the accounting firm was indicted in March, told U.S. District Judge Melinda Harmon his client has been hurt by media coverage of the case and that prospective jurors already have formed negative opinions about the firm.
September 24, 2012 |
Jordan Hill's attorney said late Monday night that he hopes to reach "some kind of resolution" in the felony assault case involving the Lakers power forward by the time the team opens training camp Oct. 2, or shortly thereafter. "I hope within the next week or two we can get something done," attorney Rusty Hardin Jr. said in a telephone interview. Hill faces third-degree felony assault charges for allegedly choking a former girlfriend in February. He was playing for the Houston Rockets at the time.
March 21, 2002 |
The Andersen accounting firm pleaded innocent Wednesday to criminal charges that it obstructed justice by shredding tons of documents and deleting computer files related to Enron Corp. The hearing was the auditing firm's first since a federal grand jury indictment was unsealed last week. "I plead not guilty," Gene Frauenheim, managing partner of the accounting firm's Houston office, told U.S. Magistrate Calvin Botley during the brief arraignment. U.S.
May 14, 2002 |
Former Arthur Andersen accountant David B. Duncan testified Monday that he orchestrated a campaign to destroy Enron Corp. audit documents and knew at the time that he was breaking the law. "I obstructed justice," said Duncan, testifying for the first time in Andersen's criminal trial in federal court here. "I instructed people on the [audit] team to follow the document-retention policy, which I knew would result in the destruction of documents."
February 24, 2008 |
Roger Clemens' lawyer was told a photograph exists that shows the pitcher at a party hosted by Jose Canseco, an issue that was disputed in Congress this month. A June 1998 party at Canseco's house in Florida was one of several topics discussed during Clemens' testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Feb. 13. Clemens' former trainer, Brian McNamee, said the seven-time Cy Young Award winner was at the party.