In-House Legal Chief Is Accused of Creating Fake Law Firm and Sending It $9M in Payments

Whoa….allegations over a fake law firm put an in-house legal chief in potentially very hot water:

A suspended New York lawyer is accused of creating a fictitious Texas law firm and then using his position as legal affairs chief at a Houston company to funnel $9 million in payments to the fake legal counsel. Anthony Chiofalo and his wife, Susan, face felony theft charges, according to documents filed in Harris County District Court. She being held on $18 million bond, but he is at large, according to the Houston Chronicle and KTRK.

[via: In-House Legal Chief Is Accused of Creating Fake Law Firm and Sending It $9M in Payments at the ABA Journal]