A federal judge in Los Angeles sentenced Melvyn Weiss to 30 months in prison on Monday, saying that the criminal conduct of the co-founding partner of the Milberg firm "strikes directly at the core and heart of the judicial system." Under a plea deal reached earlier this year, Weiss agreed to forfeit $9.75 million and pay a $250,000 fine. At Monday's hearing, Judge John Walter ordered Weiss to pay $5 million of the forfeiture within the next seven days; the remaining is due in 180 days.
Mel Weiss Sentenced to 30 Months for Kickback Scheme
The National Law Journal
June 3, 2008