John Roesser, an ex-lawyer who was formerly a partner at several large law firms, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of making false statements under penalty of perjury and submitting falsified records in the course of his personal bankruptcy proceeding.

Roesser, 52, told U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres of the Southern District of New York that in 2022, he claimed he was about to receive approximately $9.5 million from the sale of a company and did not receive such a payment.

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