Man Convicted In $70M Scam Of Lawyers Gets 8-Year Sentence

Law360, Philadelphia (September 5, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A Nigerian national on Wednesday was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison after his conviction in Pennsylvania federal court on a charge of criminal conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in a $70 million swindle of U.S. and Canadian law firms.

U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane also ordered Emmanuel Ekhator, 42, of Mississauga, Ontario, and Benin City, Nigeria, to pay $11,092,028 restitution to victims and serve a three-year term of supervised release following his incarceration. He pled guilty to the charge in February....
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