SC lawyer indicted for extorting $1M from clients
LEXINGTON, S.C. -- Richard J. Breibart, an attorney in Lexington, S.C., for 33 years, specialized in litigating high-profile criminal and civil cases. A once prominent member of the community, he was known for throwing lavish Christmas parties for hundreds of people, according to The State newspaper.
But now, Breibart faces a 10-count federal indictment for extortion and fraud, and a maximum of 20 years in prison on each count.
The saga has been a bizarre one, especially for an attorney who once presided over a 14,000-square-foot office and employed about two dozen lawyers.
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