Associate Gets Jail Time for Thefts From Firm, Colleagues

A former associate at White & Case has received a jail sentence for stealing more than $111,000 from her law firm and for helping her boyfriend orchestrate a scheme that defrauded investors, including a number of White & Case employees, of more than $260,000.

Jennifer M. Hampton was sentenced last month by Acting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Renee White to a prison term of 1-1/2 to 4 years.

Hampton pleaded guilty last November to charges of first-degree fraud and second-degree grand larceny.

At the sentencing, White castigated the 34-year-old former lawyer, who earned a six-figure salary as a White & Case associate, for turning to crime to support an ostentatious lifestyle.

Details here from the New York Law Journal via