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American Realty Ex-CFO Seeks To Nix REIT Fraud Conviction

Law360 (March 8, 2018, 4:25 PM EST) -- The former chief financial officer of American Realty Capital Properties Inc. urged the Second Circuit on Wednesday to reverse his fraud conviction, saying prosecutors had not proved he made false statements when reporting a financial metric unique to real estate investment trusts.

Brian Block was convicted in June on six counts over his role in changing a particular metric in a quarterly report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2014. The case centered on the addition of $13 million to what the company reported...
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