Ex-Akin Gump Atty Gets 2.5 Years In DOJ Suit-Selling Case

A California federal judge on Wednesday handed down a 2 1/2-year prison sentence to a former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP partner who was arrested last year in a wig-and-sunglasses disguise while trying to sell a sealed government complaint to a cybersecurity company being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Jeffrey Wertkin pled guilty in November, admitting that just before he left his job at the DOJ, he looked at sealed whistleblower complaints not assigned to him and later tried to use the information to...

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