United States v. Ruffo

John Ruffo, Mr. Lichtman’s client, was the lead defendant in a $350 million bank fraud, mail fraud and money laundering case. He received virtually the same sentence as his codefendant who had cooperated against him – despite the fact that Ruffo had made an unsuccessful motion to withdraw his guilty plea prior to sentencing. Repeated subject of 60 Minutes story in 1999, 2000 and 2002.