Perry S. Reich, the Long Island, N.Y., attorney who stands convicted of forging a federal magistrate judge’s order and lying to the government, was sentenced Friday to 27 months in prison after a judge described his plight as “disquieting” and unlike any case he had ever seen.

Reich, 57, was a respected attorney whose conviction stunned many in the legal community who knew him from his days as a clerk at the Appellate Division, 2nd Department, and at the Court of Appeals, and later as an appellate specialist with a varied practice.

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