Lawyer moves to withdraw from William Wise case

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The lawyer for a former Cornwall alderman has asked the court to remove him as counsel.

Court documents show Paul Wolf submitted a motion to withdraw as the counsel of record.

The motion was filed on Sept. 16 though the record makes no mention of why Wolf is abandoning the proceedings for restitution.

The withdrawal matter was scheduled to be heard today (Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time) in a San Francisco courtroom.

William Wise was sentenced in February 2015 to 22 years in prison for his part in a Ponzi scheme that defrauded more than 1,200 people out of more than $75 million U.S.

He pled guilty in September 2012 to 17 counts of major fraud and conspiracy tied to the sale of certificates of deposit associated with offshore banks.

This has marked the third time a restitution hearing has been delayed.

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