Wednesday November 25, 2020

US lawyer jailed over $2m fraud involving Irish businessman

A Massachusetts lawyer has been jailed for his involvement in a $2million (€1. 3 million) fraud against an Irish businessman.

21st November, 2009

A Massachusetts lawyer has been jailed for his involvement in a $2million (€1. 3 million) fraud against an Irish businessman.

Wicklow developer Kevin Phelan retained Raymond A Desautels III, 43, last year to represent him in the purchase of the ‘‘opulent’’ 72,000 square-foot headquarters of a bankrupt Pennsylvania cable company.

Adelphia Communications had gone bust after its directors splurged $2 billion buying luxury properties and a golf course. The company’s former chairman, John Rigas,83,...

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