Dallas Lawyer Gets 7 Months for Bank Fraud

A North Texas lawyer has been sentenced to seven months in prison and must repay more than $2.1 million for his role in a bank loan fraud scam.

A federal judge in Dallas on Monday sentenced 51-year-old Jerry Goh, of Allen. Last April Goh pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony, or concealing another person's felonious act, related to the fraud scheme.

Prosecutors said Goh, with law offices in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, acted as an escrow officer and allowed the fraudulent transfer of some funds involved in a loan.

Goh must report to prison by May 26.

Two other North Texas residents have pleaded guilty and await sentencing in the case involving fraud against the lender — Prosper Bank.

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