The Associated Press

Boston Lawyer Convicted Of Money Laundering

A prominent Boston defense attorney has been convicted of money-laundering charges. A federal jury on Friday found Robert George guilty of conspiring to help a former client launder drug money for a fee.

George denied the charges and accused federal prosecutors of retaliating against him because he defended a man accused of plotting to kill a federal prosecutor in 2007.

George has had a long list of high-profile clients, including organized crime figures Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme and John Martorano. He also represented Christopher McCowen, a trash collector convicted in the 2002 murder of Cape Cod fashion writer Christa Worthington.

George was convicted of seven counts, including conspiracy, aiding and abetting and money laundering. Sentencing was set for Sept. 19.

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