A onetime Arent Fox intellectual property partner who seemed to have a bright career when he made partner at age 33 was sentenced on Friday to seven years in federal prison after admitting to laundering more than $2 million from an email fraud scheme.

Raymond Ho, now 48, received the prison sentence in Alexandria, Virginia, federal court, following his guilty plea in October to felony charges of money laundering and conspiracy to launder money. Prosecutors said Ho, an intellectual property specialist who practiced law most recently at the boutique firm IP Law Leaders in Washington, D.C., and previously did stints at Venable and other large law firms, worked with co-conspirators who sent emails from compromised or phony addresses to solicit funds from victims. Between March 2013 and February 2017, Ho moved more than $2 million from the scheme through various bank accounts, including some attorney trust accounts, and put it into accounts that either he or his co-conspirators controlled, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

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