COLUMBIA, SC — The Lexington attorney charged with extorting more than $1 million from clients has been given a delay in his case until January.
An attorney for Richard Breibart requested the delay Wednesday. John Hare said he had just received more than 1,000 pages from prosecutors and needed time to review the documents.
Breibart appeared in a red jail uniform and shackles and said only that he agreed with the request for the delay.
Federal prosecutors say he got money from clients by threatening them with criminal charges or civil penalties that did not exist.
Breibart was charged last month with five counts of extortion, four counts of mail fraud and a count of wire fraud.
The indictment lists three people who allegedly cleaned out bank accounts, investments and retirement savings to give to Breibart
Hare has said that Breibart has no monthly income and cannot raise the $10,000 needed to get out of jail. In court papers, Hare has said his client has a negative net worth of $24,000.
-- From Wire reports