Robert Wayne Hallock was convicted by a federal judge today of tax evasion for attempting to hide from the government over $1 million obtained by selling fraudulent certificates of deposit, the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service jointly announced.According to the indictment, in February 1997, Hallock, formerly a partner at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, sold a fraudulent CD from which he received approximately $1.8 million dollars. In an attempt to hide that income from the government, Hallock funneled it through a Florida bank account in the name of Himmel & Grund, LLC and hired an associate to use the from that bank account to purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars in cashier’s checks that Hallock used to spend on personal expenditures.

Hallock faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing has been scheduled for Feb. 15, 2007.

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