Perry Reich, the New York attorney who stands convicted of forging a federal magistrate judge's order and lying to the government, was sentenced Friday to 27 months in prison after a judge described his plight as unlike any case he had ever seen. According to testimony at trial, Reich was given the chance to say he faxed the order as a joke, which would have left his fate in the grievance committee's hands -- but he did not admit his role. Defense attorneys argued that Reich might be a pathological liar.
Convicted of Forging Judge's Order, Attorney Is Given 27-Month Sentence
New York Law Journal
March 27, 2006