3rd Circ. Upholds Atty's 42-Month Fraud Sentence

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 8:26 PM ET) -- The Third Circuit on Thursday upheld a 42-month sentence for a Philadelphia-area attorney convicted last summer on money laundering and fraud charges, saying the trial court did not err when it refused to reopen evidence and allowed certain testimony.

A federal jury convicted Mikel Jones in November 2011 of using borrowed funds from New York-based law firm lender Stillwater Holdings LLC to pay for a range of personal expenses, including basketball tickets and credit card debt. Jones was also ordered to pay nearly $500,000 in restitution...
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