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October 28, 2022

Posted  October 28, 2022

An Illinois lawyer who defrauded victims in multiple states has been sentenced to nine years in prison and ordered to pay restitution and forfeiture of $2 millionHassan Abbas of Belgium and Lebanon was convicted of using his license to scam victims through a series of fake romance, real estate, and business email compromise (BEC) scams.  Once he received the money, Abbas wired funds to co-conspirators located abroad, and kept a cut for himself, which he spent on international travel and luxury goods.  USAO MA

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