This case involves a business professional who was convicted of involvement in a Ponzi scheme and sentenced to jail. The federal judge verbally ordered the sentence of one year, which was different from what was written. According to the written sentence, the man was actually sentenced to an additional 18 months. His attorney did not pick up on this at the time and did not pass this information along to his client. The man expected to get out of prison after 12 months but later discovered he had another 18 months to serve. He corresponded with his attorney in an attempt to remedy the situation but the attorney remained unresponsive. An expert criminal defense attorney was sought to opine on an attorney’s duties to the client and who was at fault for this error.