Brief filed: 07/08/2011
United States v. Brooks
5th Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 09-20871
Government’s threat of prosecution of corporation in order to pressure company into disavowing long-standing policy of paying employees’ attorneys’ fees amounted to an impermissible infringement on employees’ Sixth Amendment right to counsel of choice, and, as in United States v. Stein, 541 F.3d 130 (2 nd Cir. 2008), dismissal of the indictment is the appropriate remedy.
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