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"Indicted Lawyer's Firm Smelled Trouble"

One should always take memos like this with a grain of salt—there's a danger of hindsight bias and cherry-picking in showing "knowledge"—but it's still worth noting The Recorder's Jan. 3 coverage of a Best Best & Krieger memo critiquing its processing (and what may be attempted laundering) of payments from Milberg Weiss to Seymour Lazar, who has since been indicted for allegedly taking $2 million in kickbacks from Milberg Weiss. "Prosecutors have also given immunity to at least two other former clients who say they received kickbacks from the firm via other attorneys. Lawyers familiar with the case say their allegations are similar to those detailed in the Lazar indictment."

The Wall Street Journal has moved its August 8 coverage of the investigation to its free pages. Other coverage: Oct. 5; Aug. 22; Aug. 16; Jul. 11.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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