Louis Robles, a once-prominent Florida plaintiffs attorney, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 41 federal counts of mail fraud and misappropriating $13.5 million in settlements from asbestos clients. According to the indictment, Robles used client trust money to finance movie productions and waste management companies, make mortgage payments on a $15 million mansion and pay alimony. More than 7,000 asbestos clients, many of them old, poor and sick, were victims of Robles' greed, prosecutors say.
Disbarred Asbestos Lawyer Pleads Not Guilty to 41-Count Federal Indictment
Daily Business Review
May 24, 2006