Trials A Lawyer's Precipitous Fall from Grace

Harvey Myerson faces as much as 20 years on charges of swindling $3.5 million

Short, chunky and menacingly combative, Harvey Myerson is one of the country's most talented trial lawyers. But according to charges that will be heard in Brooklyn's federal courthouse next week, he is also one of the most tainted. After building a reputation representing the likes of Donald Trump, Shearson Lehman and former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Myerson stands accused of swindling $3.5 million from clients and partners and faces as much as 20 years in prison. Said prosecutor Sean O'Shea after the initial indictment last year: "We have here an unprecedented pattern of greed and dishonesty by a lawyer at the...

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