Fraud Committed on Wealthy and Famous Individuals

The defendant was charged in three different jurisdictions with committing fraud on wealthy and famous individuals.  The defendant was charged in the Eastern District of New York, Suffolk County Superior Court, State of New York, and the Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles.  In this very famous case, the defendant was charged with impersonating a member of the Rockefeller family.  In the Los Angeles portion of the case alone, the defendant was charged with a mandatory minimum sentence of five years.  As a result of Mr. Sherman’s handling of the matter, the defendant received a five-year concurrent sentence in all three jurisdictions. He later published a book about his experience and is now residing in France while preparing a movie about his life.