From the New York Times
The federal judge overseeing a large criminal tax-shelter case has dismissed charges against 13 defendants from the accounting firm KPMG, in a sharply worded ruling that blamed prosecutors for the setback in the faltering case.
Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, of Federal District Court in Manhattan, wrote that he had no choice but to dismiss the charges because prosecutors had violated the constitutional rights of the defendants when they pressured their former employer KPMG to cut off their legal fees.
Charges against three other KPMG defendants still stand.
When will the over zealous prosecutors learn to do things by the book? Geez, how many valid criminal cases have been thrown out of court because of a prosecutor's office stepping over the bounds.