Former KPMG partners want case dismissed

The former KPMG partners accused of setting up illegal tax shelters have
filed court documents requesting that the case against them be dismissed.

The former partners and two other defendants were accused of cheating tax
authorities out of $2.5bn-worth of tax from wealthy clients.

KPMG also withheld legal fees on behalf of the former partners as part of a
$456m settlement that allowed KPMG itself to avoid indictment.

But district judge
ruled last year that in putting pressure on the firm to withhold
fees, the defendants’ rights to a fair trial had been infringed.

In documents filed to request case dismissal, the defendants said government
had not ‘remedied its misconduct’.

Further reading:

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