Feds Want 10 Years For Elmslie Aide Over $3.5M Theft

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors urged a New York federal judge Wednesday to sentence a former personal assistant to poet Kenward Elmslie to 10 years in prison for stealing $3.2 million and numerous works of art from his elderly employer.

Found guilty in November of 10 counts of fraud and money laundering, defendant James Biear, 50, deserves the stiffest punishment available under sentencing guidelines for his crimes and should therefore spend 121 months behind bars, prosecutors said.

Biear, who was Elmslie’s driver and assistant, stole $3.2 million from his aged...
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