A Boston federal judge has sentenced Lawrence Novak, a lawyer and former Massachusetts Republican State Committee officer, to seven years and three months in prison for obstruction of justice and money laundering. The indictment charged Novak with attempting to launder $107,000 of his client's profits from drug sales. Novak was also sentenced to two years of supervised release, a $20,000 fine and an order to pay $107,000 in forfeiture. Novak's attorney has filed a notice of appeal.
Mass. Lawyer Sentenced to 87 Months for Money Laundering, Obstruction of Justice
The National Law Journal
May 26, 2009