From the AP:
LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has sentenced law firm co-founder Melvyn Weiss to 30 months in prison for his role in a lucrative lawsuit kickback scheme targeting some of the largest corporations in the nation.
The 72-year-old Weiss also was ordered Monday to pay $9.7 million in forfeitures and $250,000 in fines.
You know, it would be really informative for Congress to have an oversight hearing into the abuses of the plaintiff’s bar. Weiss would probably appreciate a trip to Washington to break up the monotony of prison.
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