SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has sentenced  Jeffrey Wertkin, the former Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld partner who pleaded guilty to stealing sealed whistleblower lawsuits and attempting to sell them to defendants for cash, to 30 months in prison.

U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney of the Northern District of California handed down the prison term along with three years of supervised release at a court hearing Wednesday afternoon.

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