Payday lender lawyer sentenced to 8 years in prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The lawyer who represented payday lenders accused of evading state regulations by using Native American tribes and a bank as fronts has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 69-year-old Wheeler Neff of Wilmington, Delaware was sentenced Friday on conspiracy and fraud convictions.

Neff represented 77-year-old Charles Hallinan, who is awaiting sentencing on conspiracy and fraud convictions.

Authorities said Hallinan...

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