A federal judge on Monday denied a request by former plaintiffs lawyer Bill Lerach to take an extended vacation to Europe with friends and family members next summer, after he completes his 24-month prison sentence. Federal prosecutors opposed the trip because Lerach had yet to settle the specifics of the 1,000 hours of community service he is required to complete. "I conceptually don't have a problem with the trip, but it just seems to be the cart before the horse," said U.S. District Judge John Walter.
Lerach's European Vacation Plans on Hold, for Now
The National Law Journal
January 26, 2010