Ex-Texas Atty Gets Probation In Stock Manipulation Case

Law360, Chicago (June 27, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT) -- A former Texas attorney who pled guilty to obstruction of justice in a stock manipulation scheme involving shares of Aztec Oil & Gas Inc. has been sentenced to five years of probation, according to a judgment filed Tuesday in Washington federal court.

Franklin C. Fisher, who admitted to his role in the fraud more than two years ago, has also been ordered to pay $390,000 in restitution, the judgment said.

Between September 2004 and May 2005, the former Houston attorney and a partner funded newsletters through...
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