Financial fraud is a serious crime with serious consequences. A reputable Raleigh criminal attorney who handles fraud and other while collar crimes has a responsibility to their client to explore all the options to obtain the best possible outcome. Sometimes that includes pleading guilty, as was the case here.
In addition to a lengthy sentence, Webb was also ordered to pay $11.9 million dollars to his victims. Of course this was a rather extreme case. Usually cases of fraud involve a number of factors that may be used to affect the outcome. Each case is unique and the facts of the case need to be considered carefully by a knowledgeable attorney.