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Saturday, June 21, 2003

First Criminal Trial to Arise from an Alleged Corporate Accouting Scandal Set to Begin Monday

Rite Aid GC Scheduled for Trial in Major Corporate Fraud Case []

It what may be the first window through which to watch a criminal jury trial of corporate accounting fraud allegations, former Rite Aid general counsel is scheduled to go on trial Monday, June 23 in federal court in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Franklin Brown is represented by top flight white collar defense attorney Reid Weingarten a parter at Steptoe and Johnson in Washington, D.C.  Weingarten is know for his combative style and his involvement in several high proflie acquittals including the cases of union boss Ron Carey and former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy.  Notably, Weingarten is also currenlty representing Bernie Ebbers the founder and former Chairman of WorldCom.

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