Bills Williams' new home windfall for scam victims
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams has a new home and at least 53 new fans.
By closing on a $2 million deal to purchase a mansion in suburban Buffalo, the Bills' high-priced free-agent addition helped a group of creditors recoup about $500,000 they were cheated out of by the home's former owner, William F. Savino says.
Savino is a Buffalo-based attorney representing 53 people swindled out of more than $3 million by Kenneth Bernas, a former lawyer who was convicted in 2010 of larceny and identity theft. Bernas is serving a 2 1/3- to seven-year jail sentence and used some of the money he stole to build the 9,000-plus square-foot mansion in 2005.
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