- Former Securities Lawyer Gets 23 Years in Scheme to Sell Millions in Fraudulent Investments
Former Securities Lawyer Gets 23 Years in Scheme to Sell Millions in Fraudulent Investments
Posted Apr 5, 2012 4:26 PM CST
By Martha Neil
A former securities lawyer was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison by a federal judge in North Carolina for his role in what prosecutors said was a multimillion-dollar investment fraud.
The government had sought a 90-year term for Gregory Bartko, the Associated Press reports.
His lawyer had argued for a "reasonable" sentence under which Bartko could almost immediately have won his release, contending that court-ordered restitution would punish him by impoverishing him, according to an earlier Winston-Salem Journal article.
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