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07

Marsh & McLennan Executives’ Convictions Overturned

Posted by : Matthew Wild | On : July 7, 2010

On July 3, 2010, the Justice Yates (the trial judge) overturned his decision after a bench trial convicting William Gilman and Edward McNenny of violating the Donnolly Act (New York’s antitrust statute) for rigging bids on insurance contracts.  According to the New York Times, he did so based on “newly discovered contradictory statements made by witnesses who cooperated with prosecutors, and the suppression of documents that would have been ‘invaluable’ to the defense.”  Gilman and McNenny are the only Marsh executives that were convicted after a trial.  As reported in earlier posts, Marsh paid an $850 million civil penalty and was not prosecuted.  One former Marsh executive pleaded guilty and others had their cases voluntarily dismissed by the government or were acquitted after a bench trial.

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