A federal judge sentenced prominent criminal defense lawyer Robert A. George today to 3 1/2 years in prison for money laundering and related crimes. “It is a sad day today for the entire legal profession, bench and bar alike,” US District Judge Nathaniel A. Gorton said as he sentenced George. George, 57, who was convicted in June of helping a former client launder $200,000 in profits from crimes, insisted on his innocence before he was sentenced in a Boston courtroom.
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