Former Milberg Weiss & Bershad partner Steven Schulman has asked a federal court to dismiss the fraud charges against him, which are related to the government’s larger case against the class-action law firm.

The firm, along with Schulman and another ex-partner, David Bershad, were indicted a year ago on charges of paying illegal kickbacks to clients. Schulman and Bershad pleaded not guilty to the conspiracy, mail fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice and tax violation charges last summer, and the firm has also vehemently proclaimed its innocence.

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