DUI Plea Spares Melvyn Weiss Return to Prison

, The National Law Journal


Federal prosecutors in the criminal case against the securities powerhouse firm now called Milberg LLP have agreed not to sanction disgraced litigator Melvyn Weiss for violating the terms of his supervised release following his recent drunk driving arrest in Florida.

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  • JTribble

    Has this man ever really paid for his crimes? There was $251 million overbilled, but he only paid back $9.7 million. The firm paid $75 million. Was the actual balance of $166.3 million paid by anyone else? After a cost-benefit analysis, any company would take a deal like that.

    How many poor slobs, emphasis on poor, wouldn't take 50 hours of community service and 12 months probation for that DUI? Really? Really? Doing 90 MPH drunk and weaving between lanes, it's a miracle he didn't kill somebody. Any regular citizen would have been tossed in jail for certain.

    I am appalled at the special treatment this guy is given.

  • Darren McKinney

    Old Mel Weiss certainly isn't the only hazardous senior buzzing around Florida's highways and byways. But one has to wonder if the feds might have (justifiably) thrown the book at him had he not been such a reliable big donor to AG Eric Holder's political party all these years.

    In any case, c'mon, Mel. You're a rich one-percenter. If you're going to get wasted, hire a driver, trickle down a little bit, you cheap son-of-a-gun. For while you've arguably paid your debt to society for parasitically ginning up bogus securities class actions, there can be no forgiveness or redemption for old-enough-to-know-better drunks who take innocent lives on the road. Straighten up and fly right.

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