Seymour Lazar, a retired attorney who pleaded guilty in a lucrative kickback scheme involving class action lawsuits against some of America's largest corporations, was sentenced Monday to six months home detention and two years probation. Federal prosecutors have said the 80-year-old Lazar was paid about $2.6 million to be a professional plaintiff and help the prestigious law firm now known as Milberg Weiss in its pursuit of the lawsuits.
Lazar Sentenced in Milberg Weiss Class Action Kickback Scheme
The Associated Press
January 29, 2008