The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday allowed Manhattan federal prosecutors to garnish more than $700,000 from two retirement accounts of a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner, after he stopped paying restitution following his 2011 conviction on federal tax charges.

The ruling, from a three-judge panel of the Manhattan-based appeals court, noted that the attorney, John O’Brien, still owed nearly all of his $2.8 million restitution, and directed his former firm to produce the retirement funds to the federal government in one lump-sum payment.

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