USA: Ontario lawyer sentenced to 10 years for child pornography

A lawyer who formerly had a legal practice in Ontario was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for receiving sexually explicit images and videos from a minor over Snapchat.

Sagi Schwartzberg, 39, of Fontana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge André Birotte Jr., who also ordered him to pay a $10,000 fine and ordered him to serve a 20-year period of supervised release upon the completion of his prison term, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Schwartzberg, whose California law license was suspended, pleaded guilty in August to one count of receipt of child pornography.

From 2019 to January 2021, Schwartzberg used Snapchat to communicate with a minor victim, and received several sexually explicit images and videos of the victim.

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