Malpractice Lawyer Gets 7 Years For Client Thefts

Law360, New York (October 29, 2010, 5:43 PM EDT) -- A New York personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer who pled guilty earlier this year to stealing $3.1 million from 28 of his clients and failing to pay income taxes has been sentenced to up to 7 1/2 years in prison.

Marc A. Bernstein was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 7 1/2 years in prison in the New York County Supreme Court on Friday, according to a statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.

Bernstein pled guilty in April to 16 counts of grand...
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