Ex-Fulbright Partner, Wife Prison-Bound After Bilking Firm

Law360, New York (March 9, 2012, 3:02 PM EST) -- An ex-Fulbright & Jarworski LLP partner and his wife, a former administrator at the firm, have each been sentenced to 16 months in prison for stealing money from the firm by falsely claiming personal expenses in excess of £200,000 ($314,000), the U.K.'s Crown Prosecution Service announced last week.

Graham Simkin and Zakia Sharif, who worked at the London office of the U.S. firm, were sentenced March 2 for fraud and false accounting, having scammed over £100,000 each from their employer to pay for personal expenses, and...
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