Skip to comments.Mystery millions raising big questions
Posted on 07/03/2005 5:19:37 AM PDT by grjr21
It's a mystery worthy of Hollywood: In February, $4 million suddenly appeared in the checking account of a suspended Philadelphia lawyer.
Who wired it? And why?
Is it, as Homeland Security officials in Dallas allege, an effort to launder money? Could it be, as a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia suspects, part of some complex international criminal fraud?
Or is it, as the lawyer insists, all quite innocent - simply a surprise investment from an old client who wants to help him make major motion pictures?
(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...
What was the lawyer's name?
Wendell R. Wylie Jr.
Thanks! Did the article mention when and why Wylie's law license had been suspended?
$4 million wired into the account of a suspended philadelphia lawyer.
Of course, now he is a philadelphia movie producer that has friends who send him millions.
This lawyer is suspicious. Then again, all of them are. The gazillions of trust accounts out there getting out of scrutiny is ridiculous.
They should just start lifting the drug dealer defending lawyers. Lift that rock and you'll find a ant hills of surprizes.
Yes the lawyer is suspicious (I love the obvious) but the point is shouldn't we convict them first before the government takes their property
Is doubleplus unseriousthink. Unperson Wylie doubleplus ungood, doubleneed badpunishment preconvictiontime.
(Hell, if I'm going to live in this Orwellian 1984 country, I might as well talk like it.)
Lets bring back "le droit du seigneur " while we are at it."
His story IS believable, many sole practitioners do not keep up with changes in the laws, keep slipshod records, etc.
And yes, I've seen lawyers rep people for free on the condition that when they strike it big, the lawyer will get a cut of the action. That's actually standard business practice. It's called 'business development.'
My bet is that the friend made his money by helping Venezuelans get their cash out of Venezuela since Chavez went crazy. The guy probably had no clue that any wire transfer over $10,000 these days is flagged for suspicion.
It's been this way for at least 10 years. Friends paid 12K cash in middish-90s for a car; they got flagged. It was readily cleared up; nonetheless.
I think you've been out in the sun on the Malabar Front a bit too long.
Am I the only one to figure this out????
Obviously, the King of Nigeria selected this guy because he was trustworthy, to help him get the millions out of the country.
DAMN, I hoped the King was going to select me. We had been emailing each other back abd forth. I even sent him my bank account number and the PIN.
(The above is satire, for the humor challenged).
Not $10k anymore. The new laws state that any suspicious transaction be reported. if it isn't the bank employee is personally liable . try selling that to an 18 year old teller.
>>Lets bring back "le droit du seigneur " while we are at it.
X42 was working hard on some early trials for the reintroduction of that.
I don't think so. Between civil forfeiture, the abrogation of the bill of rights via: 'campaign finance reform', the new SCOTUS land-grab ruling, and all the rest of the outrages in the last 10 years or so, I think I'm actually a little late to the party.
I really feel sorry for the brides in Massachusetts what with Barney Franks .
Laz, you have never been late to a party.
You're right on time Laz. The party is just beginning
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