Columbia lawyer pleads guilty to conspiracy charges - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Columbia lawyer pleads guilty to conspiracy charges

Posted: Updated:
Columbia, SC -

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - A South Carolina tax attorney has pleaded guilty to conspiracy involving mail fraud and money laundering.

The State newspaper reported 63-year-old John Fitzgerald O'Connor, Jr., of Columbia pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday.

O'Conner faces up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines when he is sentenced later.

Prosecutors say William J. Trier II of Aiken had hired O'Conner after learning Trier was being investigated. Prosecutors say Trier was accused of embezzling millions of dollar from his employer, a vending machine company.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says O'Conner admitted being involved in a conspiracy to liquidate and conceal money and property that had been stolen by Trier.

Trier pleaded guilty in 2008 and was sentenced to more than five years in prison.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Powered by WorldNow

918 Frontage Road East
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 839-9623
news@wmbfnews.com

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WMBF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.