June 13, 2021
Business

Frisco attorney scams clients into funding outside businesses

A Frisco lawyer has been sentenced to federal prison in connection with a wire fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas.

David A. Krueger, 52, pleaded guilty on Jan. 5, 2021, to federal wire fraud violations and was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison last week by U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III.  He was also ordered to pay $350,000 in victim restitution.

“As an attorney in Texas, this defendant took an oath to act honestly and with integrity. He then violated that oath by scamming his client out of hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei.  “The Eastern District of Texas will continue to hold accountable those who exploit positions of trust to defraud others.”

According to information presented in court, from February 2014 to September 2015, Krueger, an attorney licensed to practice in the state of Texas, devised…

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