HUFFINGTON POST
01/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jay Ira Gordon, Another Lawyer In Trouble: Attorney Pleads Guilty in Tax Shelter Case

The former chairman of Greenberg Traurig's tax practice pleaded guilty Friday to defrauding the Internal Revenue Service and is cooperating with the government in a tax shelter prosecution.

Jay Ira Gordon, who resigned from the bar in 2006 after revelations he took more than $1.2 million in kickbacks on tax shelters he recommended to wealthy clients, pleaded guilty to a two-count information before Southern District of New York Judge John Koeltl.

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