A former chief executive convicted of fraud who sued defense attorney Benjamin Brafman for fraudulent misrepresentation has had his lawsuit thrown out.

Mehdi Gabayzadeh, one-time head of American Tissue Inc., claimed from behind bars that while he paid Mr. Brafman under different fee arrangements pretrial, post-trial and at sentencing, the veteran defense attorney had misrepresented his credentials, including his ability to handle a complex fraud case.

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