Ex-NJ Atty Can't Beat Prison Term In $40M Fraud Scheme

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 2:41 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit on Thursday upheld the four-year prison term handed down to a former New Jersey attorney this year for his admitted role in a $40.8 million mortgage fraud scheme, saying that a district court properly justified giving him a longer sentence than a co-conspirator.

In a nonprecedential opinion, a circuit panel affirmed the sentence of Joseph W. Witkowski, 71, formerly of Flemington, New Jersey, who was sentenced last March after pleading guilty in 2014 to one count each of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and...
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