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Thomas Hagemann says Enron's Criminal Cases Boosted Careers, Blemished DOJ
November 1, 2011 6:00 am

The federal prosecutors on the Enron Task Force enhanced their careers and put Houston on the white-collar crime map, but in many instances their propensity to overreach in the effort to win convictions ended up giving the Department of Justice a bad name. "Prosecutorial abuses in the disclosure of exculpatory information, intimidation of potential defense witnesses, ill-considered theories of fraud, including ‘honest services' claims, and outrageous attempts to put people in prison for decades did not serve justice or this country," says Thomas Hagemann of the Houston office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, who worked as a defense attorney in the Enron Nigerian barge case. "These prosecutors were long gone by the time the reversals started rolling in on the Arthur Andersen, Nigerian barge and Broadband cases, which were riddled with flaws and ultimate failures."  For more information, contact Mary Flood at 800-559-4534 or

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