Last 2 Milberg Kickback Defendants Sentenced

Law360, New York (November 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The final two defendants charged by U.S. prosecutors over the kickback scheme at the former Milberg Weiss LLP law firm were sentenced Monday, wrapping up a case that spanned nine years and sent four prominent plaintiffs attorneys to prison.

Judge John Walter of the Los Angeles district court jailed former Milberg client Steven Cooperman, 66, for four months and fined him $40,000 for his role in the scam. The Beverly Hills eye surgeon admitted accepting money to act as a lead plaintiff in securities class actions...
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