The following is a reader's comment to the story, "Akin Gump slammed by SFO over collapse of $67m corruption trial."
The attorney Mark MacDougall was a young associate at Akin Gump when I worked there (1988-1991). He may have been hired by Dennis Race:
"Now that’s interesting. Mark MacDougall and Randy Teslik have a lot of
questions to answer. They chickened out when their lies were found out
and THEIR interference with witnesses was exposed in court. There’s
another article which talks about how one of the key prosecution
witnesses (Jeremy Nottingham) admitted to the court that Mr. Teslik
tried to influence his testimony and convince Nottingham to lie in favor
of the prosecution! It seems like the SFO were led to believe by Akin
& Gump right from the beginning that there was a case to pursue but
the SFO only found out the hard and embarrassing way that it was all a
pack of lies. This is like a prank call to 911. Not funny and there’s a
punishment for it. The SFO should go after Akin & Gump for wasting
their time and wasting public money (a considerable amount of money I
would suspect since this case was being investigated for some 6 years!)."