Lawyer sentenced to pay $5.7 million in restitution, serve 4 years in worldwide fraud case | Crime Information

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A California attorney was sentenced to four years in prison and sentenced to a refund of $ 5,715,578.21 in an international fraud program involving two Richmond area players.

Stuart Jay Anderson, 52, of Aliso Viejo, Calif., Was convicted Thursday by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, who accepted Anderson’s admission of guilt in January for conspiracy to commit email fraud in a 2014-to-recent fraud Year.

The sentencing guidelines called for a prison term of approximately five to six years. Anderson’s lawyers asked for a shorter term, including the lack of a criminal record.

“The driving force behind Mr. Anderson’s involvement in the crime was not greed or retaliation. Instead, Mr. Anderson’s motivation was to succeed where he had previously failed: to provide for his family financially. Unfortunately, Mr. Anderson’s actions in this case had exactly the opposite outcome and brought his family not only uncertainty about the future but also public humiliation, “wrote his lawyer Eugene Gorokhov in a judgment note to Hudson.

Anderson was charged and charged separately by two local men, James Michael Johnson, 68) of Richmond and James Leonard Smith, 54) of Midlothian, who were convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy on wire fraud in October for fraud and conspiracy for money to wash.