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Maxwell's Sons Refuse to Testify in Parliamentary Hearings

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Maxwell's Sons Refuse to Testify in Parliamentary Hearings

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Maxwell's sons refuse to testify in parliamentary hearings

The late Robert Maxwell's sons, Ian and Kevin, have refused to testify in parliamentary hearings about millions of dollars missing from pension funds of their father's companies.

Kevin Maxwell's lawyer, George Carman, said he expected criminal' charges to be filed. To avoid the possibility of self-incrimination, the sons were advised by their attorneys not to testify. The sons already face civil suits holding them liable for siphoning $90 million from Mirror Group Newspapers PLC.

Both sons were directors of Mirror Group and held other positions at companies in their father's media companies around the world.

A committee in the House of Commons is investigating how to protect pension funds in Great Britain. Maxwell may have looted $1.4 billion from pension and other funds of Mirror Group, and other public and private companies he owned or controlled.

Maxwell died mysteriously after disappearing last Nov. 5 from his yacht in waters off the Canary Islands.

A Spanish autopsy ruled out murder but failed to determine positively the cause of death. …

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