Prosecutors have decided not to appeal the dismissal of charges against 13 defendants in the KPMG tax shelter case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The deadline for appealing the case to the Supreme Court expired this week. Charges against 13 of the 19 defendants in the case were dismissed in July 2007. Judge Lewis Kaplan faulted prosecutors for pressuring KPMG not to pay the legal bills of the defendants (see Judge Drops KPMG Charges). An appeals court upheld that decision last August. Two other defendants have pleaded guilty in the case, and another four are currently on trial in New York.

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