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United States v. Arthur Andersen, LLP

Crim. Action No. H-02-0121 (2002)

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United States v. Arthur Andersen, LLP

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Crim. Action No. H-02-0121 (2002)

Facts

Arthur Andersen, LLP (Andersen) (defendant) was indicted for obstruction of justice based on document destruction by a grand jury. Andersen had urged the government (plaintiff) to expedite an indictment. The indictment was related to the collapse of Enron Corporation. After the indictment, a different grand jury issued subpoenas related to criminal conduct by individuals and entities involved in the Enron scandal, including Andersen employees. Andersen filed a motion to quash the subpoenas and limit the grand-jury proceedings in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Harmon, J.)

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