Ex-Texas Atty's Bid To Reverse 20-Year Sentence Rejected

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 5:33 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday rejected an effort by a former attorney to overturn a 20-year prison sentence imposed in 2009 for allegedly stealing nearly $1 million from investors in a failed cancer treatment technology company.

Austin, Texas-based business and tax law attorney John P. Bender, who was found guilty of theft and misapplication of fiduciary property by a Travis County jury, argued to the state Supreme Court that he was unlawfully imprisoned for debt, a civil matter, that the alleged theft constituted a civil...
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