- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee area lawyer has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for stealing more than $2 million from a pair of her estate planning clients.

Sarah Laux of Mequon will be on five years of supervised released after she’s released from prison.

The Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1NOIl3s ) reports U.S. District Judge Charles Clevert on Tuesday also ordered Laux to pay $2.1 million in restitution.

Laux was indicted on nearly three dozen criminal charges in December 2014. As part of a plea bargain, Laux pleaded guilty in October to five of the original 33 counts against her.

Laux was accused of stealing from two wealthy clients, including the heirs of an early 20th century Milwaukee industrial leader.

Defense attorneys argued the damage to Laux’s career and reputation served as punishment.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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