Former Baker & McKenzie lawyer sentenced to prison for accepting kickbacks

Martin Weisberg attempted to illegally profit from stock transactions using the kickbacks

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn sentenced former Baker & McKenzie securities lawyer Martin Weisberg to two years in prison yesterday after he pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks from former corporate clients.

Prosecutors alleged Weisberg received the kickbacks in an attempt to illegally profit from stock transactions involving two public companies, or private investment in public equity. The alleged scheme took place between 2001 and 2005, while Weisberg was a lawyer at the now-defunct firm Jenkins & Gilchrist. He joined Baker in 2005.

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