A former Justice Department lawyer specializing in corporate-fraud was handed a 30-month prison sentence for attempting to sell stolen information to over 40 whistleblower cases in 2016.
Jeffrey Wertkin, 40, was arrested in an undercover sting after an attorney for a Sunnyvale, CA tech company contacted the FBI in January following Wertkin’s offer to sell them a sealed federal lawsuit for $310,000, according to court documents. As he was taken into custody wearing a wig and fake mustache at a Cupertino, CA hotel by FBI Special Agent William Scanlon, Wertkin reportedly said “My life is over.” […]
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