Fraudster Sentenced For Bilking Firms In $7.8M Scheme

Law360 (November 6, 2020, 9:34 PM EST) -- A fraudster convicted of conspiring with a former partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Hunton & Williams LLP to defraud the firms and MasterCard Inc. in a $7.8 million scheme was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison, federal prosecutors in New Jersey said.

Melvin Feliz, 54, of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, was convicted of conspiring with his then-wife, Keila Ravelo, to bilk the firms and the company out of millions paid to sham litigation support companies over several years.

It was not immediately clear whether Feliz and Ravelo are still married.

Feliz pled guilty in August 2015 to...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!