Fla. Lawyer Gets 8 Years For $2.6M Fraud Scheme

Law360, New York (July 23, 2010, 7:02 PM EDT) -- A well-known Florida attorney has received an eight-year prison sentence for using his role as receiver and liquidation trustee in several legal actions to steal more than $2.6 million for his own benefit.

Lewis B. Freeman, formerly of Lewis B. Freeman & Partners Inc., will spend 100 months in a Florida prison and three additional years on probation, including 21 months under house arrest, Judge Paul C. Huck, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, decreed Friday.

Freeman pled guilty in March...
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