Belgian Man To Plead Guilty In Scheme To Bilk US Law Firms

Law360 (October 1, 2019, 2:14 PM EDT) -- A Belgian national who was indicted by a federal grand jury for scamming law firms and charities by persuading them to wire him money has told the court he plans to change his plea to guilty.

Aref Said asked Monday to schedule a hearing for him to change his plea, about a month before his trial was scheduled to begin on Nov. 4. The motion didn't include any details of a potential plea agreement or clarify whether Said is pleading guilty to all eight counts against him.

Prosecutors declined to comment. Attorneys for Said didn't respond Tuesday to a request for...

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