Financial fraud has landed a Broward County attorney in federal prison.
Alan Koslow, 62, of Hollywood, was sentenced to one year in federal prison for agreeing to launder what he believed to be cash proceeds of illegal activity.
In a news release dated Nov. 10, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Miami Field Office announced the verdict. In addition to his prison sentence, Koslow is ordered to pay a $7,500 fine and $8,500 in restitution.
A co-conspirator in the case, Susan Mohr, 57 of Delray Beach, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 8 in Fort Lauderdale.
According to court records, Koslow and Mohr met with undercover FBI agents and agreed to launder cash from an illegal gambling business and unlawful sale of narcotics and counterfeit Viagra. Koslow and Mohr, the feds say, operated “Mohr2GoGifts” in Fort Lauderdale.
In the press, Koslow was often described as flamboyant, flashy and even trashy. He lobbied on behalf of Diplomat Resort, Pompano Park Racing and Isle of Capri Casino, reports the Sun Sentinel.
The FBI said the law firm that employed Koslow – Becker & Poliakoff – was not involved in the criminal activity.
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Koslow and Mohr previously pled guilty to conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, in violation of Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 371.
U.S. Judge William P. Dimitrouleas sentenced Koslow to one year and one day in prison, followed by supervised release. The case was prosecuted by senior litigation counsel Neil Karadbil.