Robert Brownell, the former CEO of Bielinski Brothers Inc. who masterminded a multi-million dollar fraud, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison today. This was the maximum sentence allowed by law for his guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
The judge also considered an incident in March, where Brownell asked his 14 year-old son to hit him over the head with a board to fake a mugging, in order to delay his sentencing. Brownell was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and $6.7 million in restitution.
Read my “lessons learned” article about this case.