Ex-A&O, Bingham Partner Gets 17 Years for Child Porn Plea

, The Am Law Daily


Former Allen & Overy and Bingham McCutchen partner Edward De Sear was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to federal child pornography and sex trafficking charges. De Sear, who admitted to sexually molesting a young boy in a Brussels hotel in June 2011 after arranging for the youth to travel there from Paris, was also ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution to the victims of his various crimes.

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