Thursday, November 13, 2008

UBS exec indicted in tax probe

Very interesting case. (Here's the AP and the Daily Business Review) All of the criminal defense lawyers in town were scanning the paper this morning to see who represented defendant Raoul Weil, a top executive at UBS. Weil isn't here in the US, but he hired New York lawyer Aaron R. Marcu from Covington & Burling. Here's the indictment.

I still haven't figured out formatting with this new Blackberry Bold, so I will post more info and the indictment when I get to the office later today. In the meantime, anything going on that you all wanna discuss?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Big mistake not to go local.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Obama will put an end to that

Anonymous said...

Prediction: Weil never sees the inside of Judge Cohn's courtroom.

Anonymous said...

big firm deal lawyers. run up the fees. twist the client's arm. will flee the SD Fla in defeat, clamoring that we are all back water bumpkins.

Rumpole said...

I'd like to discuss the Hulkster. Rooooaaaarrrrr!!!

Anon-i-moose said...

How's the Bold? I've heard the screen is amazing.

David Oscar Markus said...

lots of great features to the bold -- 3G, wifi, adobe, word, excel, great screen.
But, I am still trying to figure everything out. after having the pearl for many years, i was a pro, so it's going to take some time to get used to everything. but so far, i highly recommend it. (one negative -- the battery life seems to be pretty weak).

Anon-i-moose said...

David: You'll love the full keyboard after a little while (when you get used to not having predictive text). I don't know how you can be a serious BB user without a full keyboard.

It's amazing to think that the days have come where you could [theoretically] research, draft & revise and submit via CM/ECF a brief. Your fingers might be a little bit sore, but to think that this thing is a mobile phone is mind-blowing.

Wow, I guess we've gotten really off topic.

Anonymous said...

What is interesting is that they charged him with a 371 conspiracy with a five year cap. Does anybody smell deal?

If I were one of the 20,000 un-indicted co-conspirators, I probably would be a little nervous.

the interesting thing will be whether or not UBS turns over their names. My money says they do because they will face being cut out of US business otherwise.

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Anonymous said...

Now why, if I may be so bold to ask, is it such a "big mistake not to go local??" Is Miami so parochial that out-of-state practitioners are shunned simply because of geography? Is protectionism so strong, your inferiority complexes so overpowering, that your first impulse is to lash out at the "outsiders" and punish them for the audacity of trying to snag some business in your oh-so-cozy hometown? Tell me this: is the UBS excecutive who pled guilty and is snitching this guy out represented by a "local"?