Jury in Dewey & LeBoeuf Criminal Trial Acquits on Some Charges, Deadlocks on Others

A Manhattan jury today (October 7, 2015) cleared three former executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf on falsifying business records charges. However, the jurors remained deadlocked on dozens of other charges. The three executives, all trained as lawyers, are being accused of masterminding a four-year scheme to manipulate the finances of the once-prominent law firm in an effort to keep it afloat during the financial crisis.  They were charged with a range of crimes including grand larceny, scheme to defraud, and falsifying business records. Prosecutors working under Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. called more than 40 witnesses to support the prosecution’s case. Recent update on the case is here. Prior blogposts can be found here.