Texas Atty's Ex-Counsel May Have Aided Escape, Jury Hears

Law360, Houston (January 27, 2014, 11:16 PM EST) -- A government attorney and a prominent white collar defense lawyer told a Texas jury Monday that a fraudster convicted of stealing $5 million from real estate investors and who later fled prosecution might have been aided by his former lawyer.

Austin attorney Patrick Lanier faced his first day of trial on multiple counts of wire fraud and harboring a fugitive from justice, with prosecutors presenting testimony from a former attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a high-profile white collar defense lawyer, who detailed...
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