Former Greenberg Traurig partner sentenced to six years in prison for overbilling

September 15, 2011 A former partner at Greenberg Traurig has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to overbilling the suburb of Calumet Park, Illinois, by more than $100,000.

Prosecutors said that Mark McCombs did not keep the excess fees – he sent them to the firm as part of his billable earnings. The goal of the fraud was to bump up his billing record to increase his standing at the firm.

A Spokesperson for the firm said: “The day we learned of the allegations against McCombs, we pledged full cooperation with the investigation, and we pledged full restitution for any fees that were not properly billed. Within two weeks thereafter we reimbursed the city pursuant to a confidential agreement."

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