Former Le-Nature's VP Says Lawyer Botched Fraud Trial

Law360, Philadelphia (December 3, 2013, 5:49 PM EST) -- A convicted former executive with bankrupt drink maker Le-Nature's Inc. told a Pennsylvania federal judge that his 15-year prison sentence and $661 million restitution payment should be vacated because of errors made by his attorney in his 2011 trial.

In a pro se petition filed last Wednesday, former Executive Vice President Robert Lynn said that his trial counsel refused to let him take the stand in his own defense and abandoned their agreed-upon trial strategy to bring forth expert witnesses.

Lynn said that attorney Thomas Farrell...
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