NEW YORK: Clark & Weinstock is handling litigation PR for embattled former Ogilvy & Mather executive Shona Seifert in her fraud trial, which began February 1.
Both Seifert, who is now president of TBWA\Chiat\Day, and Thomas Early, former senior partner and director of finance, are being accused of defrauding the government for the work they did on Ogilvy & Mather's Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) account.
The advertising firm returned $1.8 million of the $684 million ONDCP contract in a separate civil settlement for the over-billing in 2002.
The contract ran from December 1998 to January 2004, according to the Associated Press. The advertisements served to educate the youth about the dangers of illicit drugs.
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