Ex-Ernst & Young Partners Sentenced In Tax Scheme

Law360, New York (January 22, 2010, 2:06 PM EST) -- A judge has sentenced four former partners of Ernst & Young LLP to prison for their roles in a scheme to develop and market fraudulent tax shelters.

On Thursday, Judge Sidney H. Stein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York sentenced Robert Coplan, 57, to three years behind bars, and Martin Nissenbaum, 54, to 30 months.

The judge also sentenced Coplan, who had served as the national director of E&Y's Center for Wealth Planning, to three years of supervised release and...
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