No Prison Time for Lawyer Who Laundered Money Through Firm

, New York Law Journal


Former Winston & Strawn partner Jonathan Bristol, who laundered money through attorney escrow accounts for investment advisor Kenneth Starr and his Ponzi scheme, will not serve any prison time, Southern District Judge Deborah Batts ruled yesterday.

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  • Publicus

    What rot! This was just another variation on the "twinkie" defense - and the judge bought it. Would she have been so "merciful" if the defendnant wasn't a former silk-stocking firm partner? I doubt it. Just another sorry example of the double standard of American justice.

  • RD Legal Funding

    As sad as this story is, it may not be over for him. He could still face some liability if the people whose money he stole want to pursue litigation. They can sue him for everything he has even if it isn't much and they would have a good chance of winning.

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