Financial Adviser Gets 30 Years For Fraud, Murder-For-Hire

Law360, Miami (August 1, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT) -- A financial adviser who allegedly conspired with his brother to defraud his clients was sentenced Thursday by a Florida federal judge to 30 years in prison for the fraud, as well as for attempting to have a government witness killed.

Senior U.S. District Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger sentenced Paul S. Kruse, 60, of Jacksonville to 30 years in prison for wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, attempting to murder a government witness and murder-for-hire.

Kruse also was given five years of probation and ordered to pay a...
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