7th Circ. Backs Disbarred Atty's Fraud Conviction, Sentence

By Bonnie Eslinger (August 28, 2018, 5:53 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Monday affirmed a conviction and two-year sentence for a disbarred Indiana attorney who bilked a defunct grocery chain of more than $330,000, saying there was "plenty of evidence" to support the mail fraud conviction that put him behind bars.

Robert Stochel had drained the coffers of Tip Top Supermarkets Inc. after being appointed receiver of the company while its two owners battled each other in Indiana state court, according to the appellate court ruling. He was subsequently indicted on one count of mail fraud and a federal jury found him guilty after a three-day trial. Stochel had...

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