Ex-Calif. Attorney Gets 5 Years In Prison For $7M Fraud

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 10:03 PM EDT) -- A former San Francisco attorney was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Friday after he pled guilty to mail and wire fraud in connection with a $7 million Ponzi scheme in which he invested in trade commodities without his clients' knowledge.

Robert G. Tunnell Jr., 73, was arrested in June and pled guilty in November. The federal government’s June indictment charged him with seven counts of mail fraud, 13 counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering for allegedly lying to investors about...
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