It is a sad commentary on society today that a man can be convicted of a money-laundering scheme that resulted in clients being bilked out of hundreds of millions of dollars and that said scheme is just one of a string of such events to take place. Regardless, a Florida man was finally convicted and sentenced to fourteen years in jail for doing just that, said a New York Criminal Lawyer.
The man preyed on investors from all walks of life, a fact that was not lost on the judge when sentencing came around. The culprit argued that he was now elderly and sick and that prison would be too harsh for him, reports a New York Criminal Lawyer. The judge responded that his victims were also sick and old and that they would be forced to live the rest of their lives in destitution all because of this man’s selfish acts of thievery. The man was ordered to return all of the money stolen but due to a lavish lifestyle little, if any, is expected to make its way back to the innocent victims whom the man robbed, said a New York Criminal Lawyer.
A lifetime of work for many was entrusted to the man. A lifetime of hard work, good will, and honest living was put in the hands of a man who didn’t care, noted a New York Criminal Lawyer. A man who was happy to steal, rob, and plunder his clients, violating their trust and ruining their lives – all so he could had a few extra zeroes to his bank account. Lives were ruined so he could have money he’d never be able to spend.
Crime never pays and while so called “white collar” crimes may seem innocent lives are often destroyed and the penalties are severe. If you find yourself being charged with a crime of any sort contact a New York Criminal Attorney.
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