Thursday, August 11 2022
By Rachel Scharf (July 19, 2022 at 7:19 p.m. EDT) – “Lottery attorney” Jason Kurland stole from a South Carolina-based client and hid vital information when he stole portions of their $1.5 billion payday from Mega Millions invested in risky small business loans, diamonds and racehorses, the jackpot winner told a federal jury in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

A woman, who testified pseudonymously as “Beth Smith,” said she and her husband kept Kurland in 2018 after winning the largest single jackpot in history. Kurland, a former partner at Rivkin Radler LLP, is on trial before US District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis for allegedly stealing from lottery winners’ customers and funneling millions of their dollars into his own businesses….

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