Originally created 10/18/01

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ATLANTA -

Atlanta lawyer gets 13 years in prison

Atlanta personal injury lawyer Malik Frederick was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in federal prison for money laundering.

Mr. Frederick, 40, was convicted in January of taking more than $100,000 cash between December 1998 and February 1999 from an Internal Revenue Service agent posing as a drug dealer.

In return, he wrote checks to the man, minus a fee, to make the money appear legitimate.