Money Laundering Conviction Of 'Breaking Bad' Atty Upheld

Law360, New York (August 4, 2017, 7:39 PM EDT) -- A Cleveland attorney who picked up tips from a crooked lawyer on the TV show “Breaking Bad” was properly convicted last year of trying to launder money purported to be from drug sales through his client account, a Sixth Circuit panel said Friday.

Referring to King’s apparent inspiration to help a drug dealer "clean" his cocaine sale money — the fictional criminal lawyer Saul “Better Call Saul” Goodman — the court quipped: “This did not end well.”

Matthew King, who was found guilty last year after making a deal with a police informant to conceal $20,000 in drug proceeds, had appealed...

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