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Lawyer to Plead Guilty in Kickback Scheme
New York Times
Saturday, July 12, 2008

Paul T. Selzer, a lawyer who is the final defendant in a federal kickback case involving class-action lawsuits against big corporations, has agreed to plead guilty to a tax-related felony, prosecutors in Los Angeles said Friday.  In a plea agreement filed in federal court this week, prosecutors said the Milberg Weiss law firm sent $49,000 to Mr. Selzer’s law firm.  But the funds went to benefit Seymour Lazar, another defendant in the case, the agreement states.  Prosecutors said Mr. Lazar was paid about $2.6 million to be a professional plaintiff