Prominent Miami Receiver Charged in Multimillion-Dollar Fraud

Federal prosecutors allege that Lewis Freeman, who surrendered to the FBI on Tuesday, defrauded as many as 250 clients

, Daily Business Review


Miami attorney and forensic accountant Lewis Freeman, who literally wrote the manual on court-appointed receiverships, has been accused of skimming $2.6 million from court-supervised accounts and misappropriating $6 million in those accounts. The single count of mail fraud conspiracy carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence. An attorney for Freeman has entered a not guilty plea for his client but said that would likely change. Freeman was charged by criminal information, indicating a plea deal has been arranged.

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