Former Dewey & LeBoeuf chief financial officer Joel Sanders was led out of a New York courtroom in handcuffs Thursday after a judge found he willfully failed to pay part of a $1 million fine in his sentence on felony convictions.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Robert Stolz on Thursday ordered Sanders into custody after shooting down a bid from the former Dewey executive and his defense lawyer, DLA Piper partner Christopher Oprison, to have the $1 million fine reduced or revoked.