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  • Why U.S. accepted plea bargain ANALYSIS: Trial would pose risks for government...secrecy

    07/16/2002 3:47:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 278+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 7-16-02 | Marc Sandalow
    <p>Washington -- By reaching a plea bargain with a man accused by the attorney general of fighting "side by side with tyrants," the government swiftly eliminated the risk of bringing unwanted attention to the underside of the U.S. war against terror.</p>
  • U.S. Taliban Fighter Pleads Guilty to Charges - CNN

    07/15/2002 8:11:17 AM PDT · by the bottle let me down · 19 replies · 262+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/15/02 | Reuters
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - John Walker Lindh, an American captured by U.S. forces during the war in Afghanistan ( news - web sites), has agreed to plead guilty to aiding the Taliban fundamentalist movement and carrying explosives, CNN said on Monday. CNN said the plea deal was announced at a hearing at U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, where Lindh's case was being heard. Lindh had originally pleaded not guilty to a 10-count indictment charging him with conspiring with the Taliban and Osama bin Laden ( news - web sites)'s al Qaeda network, blamed by the United States for the...
  • Central Andersen Figure Pleads Guilty to Obstruction Charge

    04/09/2002 2:19:58 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 245+ views
    TBO.com ^ | 4/9/02 | Kristen Hays
    The Arthur Andersen auditor who oversaw Enron Corp.'s books pleaded guilty Tuesday to directing the shredding of Enron documents and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Former partner David B. Duncan is believed to be the first person in the Enron case to strike a deal with federal prosecutors. He was fired by Andersen after the firm acknowledged the large-scale destruction of Enron documents and deletion of computer files related to the collapse of the energy giant. Duncan admitted persuading co-workers and others to shred documents to thwart the government's investigation into the collapse of the energy giant, according to court...
  • Lead Enron Auditor to Plead Guilty

    04/09/2002 10:10:28 AM PDT · by codebreaker · 6 replies · 298+ views
    http://www.msnbc.com/news/736075.asp | April 9, 2002 | Ken Lambert
    Duncan Agrees to work with prosecutorsA senior Arthur Anderson auditor was charged Tuesday with a single obstruction charge, and has agreed to plead guilty to thwarting the government's invesitgation into the collapse of Enron Corp, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
  • Andersen Is Said to Rule Out Plea

    03/14/2002 12:54:14 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 35 replies · 329+ views
    Yahoo/The New York Times ^ | 3/14/02 | KURT EICHENWALD
    Negotiations about a possible sale of Arthur Andersen all but collapsed yesterday, even as senior executives of the firm decided that it would not plead guilty to charges of obstruction of justice in the Enron case, people close to the firm said. Signaling the new resolve, lawyers for the company delivered a letter to the Justice Department (news - web sites) last night, assailing the planned charges as "a gross abuse of governmental power." The aggressive posture was taken just hours before a government- imposed 9 a.m. deadline today in which Andersen, the accounting giant, had the choice of pleading...