The former chief of a bankrupt drink company who pleaded guilty in a massive fraud wants the assets and settlements from the company's sale counted in his favor in his request for a shorter prison sentence.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports a court filing Thursday by Gregory Podlucky's attorney says investors and lenders lost recouped much of the money from the liquidation of Le-Nature's Inc.
Podlucky pleaded guilty in June to a fraud scheme a pre-sentencing report estimated cost investors and lenders $668 million. But the Post-Gazette reports ( http://bit.ly/mZf2n9) that Podlucky wants it reduced to $238 million after factoring in bankruptcy settlements and liquidations.
Podlucky also notes the figure could drop further.
The plea deal included a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com