Perry Reich, the Long Island, N.Y., attorney who forged a federal magistrate judge's order, will remain in prison after a unanimous 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision Friday. The court upheld all aspects of Reich's conviction for forgery and obstructing a judicial proceeding, as well as his 27-month sentence. The ruling in United States v. Reich puts an end to a case that surprised and saddened many in the New York legal community who knew Reich as an accomplished appellate lawyer.
2nd Circuit Upholds Attorney's Conviction for Forgery
New York Law Journal
March 5, 2007