Atty Cops To Extorting $1M From Clients, Forfeits Law License

Law360, Los Angeles (August 28, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina lawyer accused of extorting more than $1 million from his clients by falsely leading them to believe they were the subjects of criminal or civil actions pled guilty in federal court on Wednesday to one count of mail fraud and will forfeit his license to practice law, according to court filings.

Under the terms of the plea agreemeent, the U.S. agreed to drop the nine remaining charges against Richard J. Breibart, 62, who practiced law for 33 years and had operated a large...
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