Melvyn Weiss, former partner in the law firm Milberg Weiss, has agreed to plead guilty to a racketeering charge accusing him of paying kickbacks to plaintiffs in class-action cases.

Weiss's firm represented plaintiffs in a number of high-profile cases, including suits against PricewaterhouseCoopers over its Tyco audits and against KPMG over its tax shelters.

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