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3rd Circ. Snubs Fraudster Bar Owner’s Bid To Trim Sentence

Law360 (February 14, 2018, 7:11 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the 6½-year sentence of a Philadelphia financial planner convicted of pilfering $400,000 from investors to buy a bar that later went bankrupt, saying the lower court was correct in finding he’d lied during the bankruptcy proceedings.

A three-judge panel said in its unpublished decision that William J. Boyle’s attempt to fight the sentencing guideline enhancement he received for allegedly misleading the bankruptcy court was based on arguments that were immaterial, unsupported or, in one instance, demonstrably false.

“[Boyle’s] arguments lack...
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