I have long said that the Nigerian Barge case was the easiest of all the Enron cases to understand. There was no accounting. No sub of a sub of a sub you had to keep track of. It basically came… Continue Reading
How can something so ugly cause so much trouble?
Here is the link to James Brown’s oral arguments at the 5th Circuit (You will need to find the case, which is 10-20621 and the date was 7/5/11.) And here is Brown’s Reply Brief from April 2011. Sometimes the most… Continue Reading
James Brown is innocent. The government hid the evidence that proved he was innocent – as they hid evidence in the Skilling case (i.e. “The Fastow Notes”) and in the Broadband case (i.e the software and hardware that created the… Continue Reading
Former Merrill Lynch banker James Brown lost an appeal of his conviction on perjury and obstruction charges over his role in Enron’s Nigerian barge deal. James Brown argued that the government violated his right to due process by withholding evidence… Continue Reading
Government Motion to strike honest services allegations and references to Sheila Kahanek and William Fuhs from the third indictment.
Forbes busted out with this: It’s up there with the Enron-Merrill Lynch Nigerian barge fraud. Manhattan United States Attorney Preet Bharara is claiming in a just-released criminal complaint that, after learning of a federal investigation, a former employee of SAC… Continue Reading
James Brown swings again! The former Merrill Lynch executive is appealing the district court’s order denying his Motion for New Trial for perjury and obstruction of justice. It is a fascinating brief. I was particularly taken by this passage: Whether… Continue Reading
On the Eve of Christmas 1999, Merrill Lynch and Enron Corporation came to a deal: Enron would sell its interest in an electricity producing barge offshore Nigeria to Merrill Lynch, then if ML could not find a buyer, Enron would… Continue Reading
The link requires a subscription so here is the article in full. I love seeing James Brown vindicated! Retrial Dropped, Enron Figure Talks By JOHN R. EMSHWILLER James A. Brown didn’t act like a guilty man eight years ago when… Continue Reading