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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Self-described 'lottery lawyer' is found guilty in scheme to defraud his lottery-winner clients

LotteryFormer Riven Radler partner, Jason Kurland of New York, was found guilty of wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, honest services wire fraud, unlawful monetary transactions, and a related conspiracy charge due to his mismanagement of his clients lottery winnings. 

A self-described “lottery lawyer,” Kurland helped lottery winners manage their newfound wealth. However, prosecutors alleged that he convinced his clients to invest in business that he secretly owned, and then received kickbacks based on these investments.

Kurland claims that he was set up as a fall guy and was not in conspiracy with the businesses. At the time of the initial indictment, more than $80 million of his clients money had been stolen or lost. 

For more information:

See Stephanie K. Baer “Self-described ‘lottery lawyer’ is found guilty in scheme to defraud his lottery-winner clients” ABA Journal, July 27, 2022.


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