Dallas Criminal Defense Atty Admits To Money Laundering

Law360, Houston (January 18, 2013, 8:33 PM EST) -- A Texas criminal defense attorney faces up to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty on Wednesday to charges that he participated in a money laundering scheme designed to conceal a client’s ill-gotten gains from drug trafficking.

Dallas lawyer Patrick Robert Simon, 34, pled guilty to one count of money laundering, admitting to U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis that he was funneling purported drug trafficking proceeds through his law firm’s trust account for a client.

Simon’s lawyer was not immediately available Friday and federal prosecutors...
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