Dallas Fraudster Says Conviction Doesn’t Fit Crimes

Law360, New York (November 12, 2010, 1:57 PM EST) -- A Dallas financier convicted of bilking investors out of more than $50 million has reiterated a request for post-trial acquittal, arguing the jury erroneously convicted him on a charge prosecutors had already dropped from his indictment.

AmeriFirst Funding Corp. Managing Director Jeffrey C. Bruteyn said prosecutors also failed to prove he had actually committed a crime by concealing from investors his expulsion from the securities brokerage industry and his personal bankruptcy, or by falsely claiming to have degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of...
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