Queen Latifah’s Former Lawyer Sentenced To Life

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  • Paul BergrinPaul Bergrin (pictured), an attorney whose roster of celeb clients included such performers as Queen Latifah, Lil’ Kim, and Naughty By Nature, was sentence to life in prison without parole Monday for nearly two dozen counts, including murder conspiracy and racketeering, according to the Daily Mail.

    Court documents also state that the Newark, N.J.-based lawyer, who has been behind bars for over three years, also repped drug kingpins and gang members.

    Bergrin was cuffed in May 2009, along with several of his cohorts, for reportedly conducting business in an unsavory manner, according to the U.S. Attorney General’s office. Bergrin was charged with over 30 counts of racketeering, money laundering and illegal narcotics dealings.

    The once dapper esquire was also found guilty of setting up the murder of a witness, according to court documents.

    When Bergrin had his first trial two years ago, he represented himself and it ended in a hung jury. Bergrin’s second go-round last March resulted in a conviction on 23 counts relating to his racketeering empire that, in addition to his other criminal offenses, included counts of prostitution and bribery.

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