The last defendant to report to prison in the Milberg kickback case, former lead plaintiff Howard Vogel, has gotten his surrender date extended. Previously given a delay for medical reasons, Vogel says he was wrongfully headed for a low-security level prison due to a dismissed domestic violence allegation stemming from an argument with his wife. Prosecutors alleged Milberg and several partners obtained $251 million in attorney fees by paying kickbacks to plaintiffs. The firm paid $75 million to settle charges.
Milberg Kickback Defendant Gets Short Reprieve From Prison
The National Law Journal
January 16, 2009