Ex-Sullivan Partner Hit With 2 Years For Tax Evasion

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 3:51 PM EST) -- A former Sullivan & Cromwell LLP mergers and acquisitions partner was sentenced Wednesday in New York federal court to 28 months in prison for failing to pay taxes on more than $10 million in income.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman also ordered John J. O'Brien, 48, to pay more than $2.8 million in restitution and sentenced him to one year of supervised release following his prison term, according to Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.

O'Brien, a resident of...
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