“Squawk Box” Defendants’ Convictions Reversed After Prosecution Withheld Exculpatory Evidence

Hoffman & Pollok won a reversal of a securities fraud conviction in the widely publicized “Squawk Box” case after successfully arguing on appeal that that prosecution withheld exculpatory evidence during trial. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals found that certain deposition transcripts from a related SEC investigation were directly material to the theory of the defense case. The government’s failure to turn over those transcripts required reversal of the defendants’ convictions. Susan Wolfe argued the appeal before the circuit court. Read the article on Bloomberg.com here. Read the article on Reuters.com here.