Lawyer gets 42 months for money laundering

Boston-area criminal defense attorney was found guilty of concealing more than $225K in drug proceeds.

, The National Law Journal

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A Boston federal judge said he was "appalled by the brazenness and flagrant stupidity" of criminal defense attorney Robert George before sentencing him to three-and-a-half years in prison for money laundering and related charges.

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    Now this was as the judge said flagrant stupidity! I could not believe the allegations, and to suffer the indignity and the embarrassment of his actions. A trusted member of his state's bar, to do something so scandalous. He will never practice law again and will actually be forever "black balled."

    Avarice and greed are what is wrong with this country now.

  • Avon

    If a judge finds "What were you thinking? The answer is you weren't thinking,"
    then where's the mens rea? If I weren't strictly a civil litigator, I'd say that's appealable.
    Anyway, I don't feel safer when the government causes people to commit crimes that would not have been committed. I'm just sad.

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