June 24, 2003

Deloitte Touche Bermuda To Stand Trial

Deloitte Touche Bermuda is accused of aiding and abetting the Manhattan Investment Fund's alleged $400 million fraud through audits it conducted for the 1996 and 1997 fiscal years. On Monday, the New York Law Journal reports, the S.D.N.Y. rejected a summary judgment motion by the accounting firm. Among other things, Deloitte had argued that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction because the plaintiffs are not U.S. citizens.

Quote of note: "'All of the causes of action and defendants are tied together through their connection to the single scheme which was the fraud committed by Berger [who controlled the hedge fund] in New York,' [Judge] Cote said. 'It matters not, therefore, whether any beneficial owner of shares in the Fund or the two named plaintiffs are United States citizens.'"

Posted by Lyle Roberts at June 24, 2003 11:40 PM | TrackBack
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