Article from: OGEL 4 (2004), in Taxation
p>Mr. Kelleher's September 1 letter to the editor (Tax Notes, Sept. 1, 2003, p. 1217) is wrong. The State of Hawaii has not yet undertaken a thorough investigation of charges that Chevron and Texaco committed tax fraud. Hawaii hired the Winston & Strawn law firm to perform such an investigation. But Winston & Strawn apparently did not inform State officials that it represented Texaco during at least three of the four decades of the alleged fraud. Clearly, Winston & Strawn's extensive undisclosed conflicts of interest void its conclusions.