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Auto Racer, Atty Guilty Of Running Predatory Loan Empire

Law360, New York (October 13, 2017, 4:33 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan jury Friday found auto racer Scott Tucker and his attorney Timothy Muir guilty of operating a $2 billion criminal payday loan empire that preyed on millions of vulnerable borrowers and entered into sham deals with Native American tribes in a cynical effort to evade consumer lawsuits and law enforcement.

Scott Tucker — above in white and shown in 2010 — and Timothy Muir had each faced 14 criminal counts, including charges of fraud, money laundering, illegal debt-collection, conspiracy and racketeering. (Getty) The guilty verdicts came after a trial before U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel that opened Sept. 12 and...

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