Two former attorneys have been sentenced to decades in federal prison and ordered to pay $127 million in restitution for defrauding hundreds of clients in a diet-drug settlement. A federal judge on Monday also ordered William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham Jr. each to pay another $30 million forfeiture to the government. The men were convicted of scamming more than 400 clients out of $94.6 million while representing them in a case involving a $200 million settlement involving the diet drug fen-phen.
Attorneys Convicted Over Diet-Drug Settlement Sentenced to Jail, Ordered to Pay $127 Million
The Associated Press
August 18, 2009