Lawyer Gets 10 Years For Role In $72M Fraud Scheme

Law360 (November 19, 2020, 9:38 PM EST) -- An attorney was sentenced Thursday in Florida federal court to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay a money judgment of more than $3.2 million for his role in an investment fraud scheme that prosecutors said swindled at least 700 victims out of tens of millions of dollars.

Joseph S. Anile II, 56, of Sarasota, had pled guilty in September 2019 to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud, money laundering, and filing a false income tax return. He faced a maximum potential sentence of 30 years in federal prison.

Tampa-based U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven,...

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