The ex-husband of HBO “Sopranos” star Jamie-Lynn Sigler was convicted of a $300 million pump-and-dump stock scheme in Brooklyn on Friday.
Abraxas Discala – Sigler’s former manager who married her when she was 22 – was found guilty of eight conspiracy and fraud charges while being acquitted on two counts by the Brooklyn federal jury.
The jury found that Discala, 47 – the CEO of now-defunct OmniView Capital Advisors – artificially inflated shares of unstable stocks and then sold them off to unknowing investors before the securities crashed, becoming nearly worthless.
Discala’s lawyer, Charles Ross, said after the verdict, “Obviously, we are disappointed, but we believe we have serious issues for our post-trial motions, so we are going to continue to fight on behalf of Mr. Discala.”
Discala’s co-defendant, Kyleen Cane, was acquitted on all counts.
Sigler – who played Tony Soprano’s daughter Meadow on the hit show about mobsters – and Discala were married from 2003 through 2006
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