In a stunning turn of events, three former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf were accused Thursday of engineering a massive fraud that helped drive the storied firm to its death.
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Clad in suits and handcuffs, former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders, along with former Dewey accounting employee Zachary Warren, filed into a downtown Manhattan courtroom Thursday to plead not guilty to multiple counts of fraud related to the firm’s 2012 collapse.
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Following a nearly two-year investigation that began as Dewey & LeBoeuf spiraled toward death, its former chairman, Steven Davis, its former executive director, Stephen DiCarmine, and its ex-chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, were accused Thursday of “concocting and overseeing a massive effort to cook the books” at the firm.