Class-Action King Sentenced to 30 Months

By June 2, 2008Briefly Legal

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.

Reuters here.

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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