Wednesday, October 05, 2016

U.S. v. Lo (9th Cir. - Oct. 5, 2016)

"According to the indictment, from March 2013 to June 2013, Lo “knowingly and with the intent to defraud” executed a scheme to steal money from his girlfriend, A.W. Lo persuaded A.W. to let him prepare her tax returns, and then convinced A.W. to pay her estimated taxes to the IRS by writing checks totaling more than $125,000 to a Schwab account in the name of Lo’s wife. In connection with this scheme, Lo forged confirmation statements from Schwab which confirmed that her checks would be sent to the IRS on A.W.’s behalf."

Wait.  So Lo stole money from his girlfriend to give to his wife?

That's not cool at all.

That -- plus the $2,000,000 Mr. Lo stole from his employer -- gets him a little shy of six years in prison.

And given his plea agreement and waiver, his appeal is dismissed.