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Fraudster Abarbanel Gets 4 Years After 600 Page Sentencing Submission and Army Tales

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 17 – In June 2021 OFER ABARBANEL was charged with securities fraud and wire fraud in connection with ABARBANEL’s scheme to defraud investors in a mutual fund he founded and controlled.

 On May 17, 2023 Abarbanel was up for sentencing before U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Louis A. Kaplan. Inner City Press was there and covered it.

Abarbanel's lawyer emphasized that his client gave up a tennis career to serve in the Israeli Army, and took care of his wife's two son from a previous marriage, one of whom was present for sentencing.

He started describing advice his client got - when Judge Kaplan asked, Then why did he plead guilty? Why indeed.  

 Because there is no advice of counsel defense here, the lawyer said. His 689-page submission was initially questions by Judge Kaplan. Ultimately Judge Kaplan sentenced him to four years in prison.

The case is  US v. Abarabanel, 21-cr-532 (Kaplan) 


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