Swindler blames lawyer for prison term, loss of fortune

April 12, 2001
(PITTSBURGH) – A convicted swindler blames his lawyer for the loss of his fortune and his prison sentence and has filed a lawsuit seeking damages.

John Gardner Black claims that lawyer Richard Levan advised him to agree to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission because he wanted to get paid, not because it was the best course. Black’s assets were frozen.

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