Ex-Cooley Atty Sentenced To 7½ Years For UK Fraud

By Richard Crump (September 10, 2021, 4:51 PM BST) -- A former Cooley attorney was sentenced to 7½ years in prison at a London court on Friday for "systematically defrauding" the U.S. law firm and an intergovernmental agency out of more than £640,000 ($886,000).

A former Cooley lawyer has been imprisoned after stealing more than £640,000 ($886,000) from the law firm and an intergovernmental agency. (iStock) Joshua Brien, 48, was convicted by a jury at Southwark Crown Court in August for abusing his position as a lawyer employed by the Commonwealth Secretariat and later by Cooley (U.K.) LLP to steal hundreds of thousands of pounds by diverting the money into his...

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