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Seymour Lazar dies at 88; entertainment attorney caught up in kickback scandal

Seymour Lazar dies at 88; entertainment attorney caught up in kickback scandal

Seymour Lazar, a former Los Angeles entertainment attorney who was among the defendants indicted in a infamous kickback scandal involving the former Milberg Weiss shareholder law firm, died March 30 in Palm Springs of natural causes, said his daughter, Tara Lazar. He was 88.

Lazar represented cultural luminaries and musicians, including comedian Lenny Bruce and singer Johnny Rivers. He claimed poets Allen Ginsberg and Maya Angelou among his friends.

In 2007, Lazar pleaded guilty to federal charges of obstruction of justice, filing a false tax return and making a false declaration. He was sentenced to six months of home detention and two years' probation and agreed to pay...

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