A personal injury lawyer who pleaded guilty Wednesday became the 11th attorney to be ensnared by an investigation ongoing since 1999 into the steering of negligence cases. David Sheeger pleaded guilty to filing a false instrument in a case where Manhattan prosecutors claimed he had paid $500 each for 67 cases brought to him by a "runner" who bribed hospital employees to identify potential clients. Altogether, the 11 lawyers have agreed to pay more than $1.5 million in forfeiture, restitution or fines.
Case Steering Probe Catches 11th Attorney
New York Law Journal
August 2, 2007