Upstate Lawyer Seeks Shorter Sentence in Fraud


By Alicia Barnes

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ A Greenville attorney is seeking a shorter prison sentence in a securities fraud case involving an Easley company.

The Greenville News reported that Fredrick Scott Pfeiffer is asking a judge to reconsider his six year prison sentence because of what Pfeiffer's attorney calls ``inconsistencies'' between his sentence and another given to the firm's former manager.

Government prosecutors already have asked the court to reconsider the sentence for Arthur Field, Capital Investment Funding's former manager.

Pfeiffer's attorney, William Yarborough, says his client's sentence should be lowered because Field only has to serve a little more than two years before the rest of his sentence can be suspended.

Authorities said Pfeiffer withheld key information from investors in Capital Investment

Capital owed $38 million to investors when it closed in 2008.

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HOOTIE said on Friday, Jan 17 at 10:04 AM

Arthur AND William were both deceptive evidently...justice equals the same treatment/ sentence in my opinion.

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