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 adviser Kenneth Starr and his Ponzi scheme, will not serve any prison time,a federal judge rules.

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  • Bruce Eden, Civil Rights Director, Dads Against Discrimination

    What I find totally disingenuous and absolutely disgusting about this whole sordid affair, is that a lawyer (member of the judiciary), is that this man commits a felony crime and walks away with nothing more than a slap on the wrist, smiling and saying "I have the best lawyer in America" indicating he just beat the system.

    Yet, John Waldorf, who was ordered by a Huntedon County Family Court Judge (Hany Mawla) to pay an arbitrarily excessive amount of alimony that exceeded 135% of his NET income, was unconstitutionally jailed for 2 months on a CIVIL debt matter, and there is no sanction against the judge for violating his constitutional oath of office for violating Waldorf's constitutional rights!!!!!!

    If you're a lawyer or a judge, you're above the law. If you're a non-lawyer resident/ citizen/ inhabitant (that is actually the sovereignty in this country), you get jailed for any number of ridiculous and arbitrarily unconstitutional minor infractions.

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