Lottery jackpot lawyer charged with defrauding clients of millions

Jason Kurland was charged in a conspiracy scheme to swindle millions of dollars from major lottery winners.
1:57 | 08/20/20

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Thanks. We turn to the lottery lawyer who represented so many jackpot winners now charged with defrauding his clients of millions of dollars including one who won $1.5 billion. Reporter: He called himself the lottery lawyer but this morning prosecutors call Jason Kurland defendant charging him in a conspiracy scheme to swindle millions of dollars from major lottery winners. Kurland often appearing on TV giving advice. You don't want people asking for handouts. You don't want people giving you their advice on what you should be doing so you need that time to gather your team. Reporter: In tonight's jackpot -- Reporter: Among his victims a $1.5 billion mega millions jackpot winner and another who won $245 million on Powerball. Prosecutors say they and others paid Kurland and his firm hundreds of thousands of dollars for investment guidance. Then after gaining their trust, Kurland is accused of steering his clients to invest in shady business deals, run by three co-defendants including Christopher chierchio, an alleged solder in the Genovese crime family, a claim his lawyer denied. On one occasion prosecutors say Kurland transferred 19.5 million out of one of his client's accounts without permission. In all they say his clients lost more than $80 million. Kurland is accused of lining his pockets with kickbacks, fueling a lavish lifestyle, flying on private jets, taking exotic vacation, buying boats and paying country club dues. All four deafs have pleaded not People expect attorneys to do the right thing, to represent them and unfortunately this attorney crossed the line. Reporter: The so-called lottery lawyer and his alleged associates are facing multiple counts including conspiracy, fraud and money laundering. Kurland is now out of jail on a $1 million bond. Thanks very much.

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