11th Circ. Upholds Businessman's Insurance Scam Conviction

Law360, Los Angeles (September 24, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday upheld the 1999 conviction of a former businessman on 78 counts of racketeering, money laundering and other offenses arising from his participation in a scheme to defraud National Heritage Life Insurance Co. for more than $125 million.

Sholam Weiss argued on appeal that the government violated his Sixth Amendment right to counsel when it improperly subpoenaed his attorney Robert Leventhal and prevented Leventhal from serving as trial counsel. Weiss also argued that he was denied his Sixth Amendment right to a...
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