According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, Mercer Island's largest fraud has now drawn his former accountant into legal trouble.
Accounting firm Moss Adams, LLC, was named along with former resident Frederick Darren Berg in a Dec. 8 civil lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court ( click here for more background on the case).
Federal prosecutors have declared that Berg, with over $280 million in total assets involved, . Berg and prosecutors on one count of Wire Fraud, one count of Money Laundering and one count of Bankruptcy Fraud in return for an 18-year prison sentence
His sentencing is scheduled Jan. 20, 2012 before U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones. If Judge Jones rejects the plea deal, both sides can withdraw from the plea agreement and proceed to trial.