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NY Atty Pleads Guilty To Tax Crimes In $11.8M Theft Scheme

By Yvonne Juris · June 12, 2018, 9:19 PM EDT

A New York attorney and former judge has pled guilty to charges of money laundering and tax crimes from a scheme to steal approximately $11.8 million in estate assets from an elderly philanthropic couple, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Richard Sherwood filed false tax returns in 2013 and 2015 that did not report some $4.7 million received from the fraudulent scheme, the DOJ said. He pled guilty Monday to money laundering and two counts of falsifying tax returns, and to second-degree grand larceny in...

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