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Grace trial: McCaig dismissed; 3 individual defendants remain

by Alex Tenenbaum & University of Montana
| April 30, 2009 12:00 AM

William McCaig, one of five W.R. Grace & Co. executives on trial for conspiring to commit environmental crimes, was dismissed from the case Thursday morning. McCaig is the second executive to be dismissed from the case. Robert Walsh was dismissed Monday.

The Grace company, Robert Bettacchi, Henry Eschenbach, and Jack Wolter are still on trial.

Before the jury was called in, government prosecutor Kris McLean requested that McCaig be dismissed from “the superceding indictment with prejudice.”

Judge Donald Molloy granted the request immediately. McCaig and his legal team left the courtroom, and one lawyer hugged a legal support worker on the way out.

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