Judge Backs Sanctions For AWOL EB-5 Fraud Suit Defendant

Law360 (November 23, 2020, 4:36 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge recommended Monday that a son should follow in his father's footsteps by being sanctioned with the striking of his pleadings and a default judgment for violating court orders and abandoning his defense in a suit accusing him of aiding a $50 million EB-5 investment fraud.

West Palm Beach-based U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman found the investors' motion for sanctions against Joseph Walsh Jr. should be granted based on Walsh's failure to respond to their motion as well as on the merits after he failed "knowingly and willfully" violated court orders and failed to attend a scheduled deposition....

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