NY Atty Who Drew Deluge Of Complaints Sentenced To Prison

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT) -- Personal injury attorney John M. Ioannou was sentenced Thursday to serve up to seven years in New York state prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from settlement funds awarded to his clients.

Iaonnou, 58, will serve a minimum of 28 months after having pled guilty to grand larceny, identity theft and insurance fraud, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. The former lawyer has admitted that his thieving deprived clients of $395,000, Vance said.

“John Ioannou took an oath to act in his clients’...
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