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Biotech investor headed to prison after pleading guilty to fraud

A San Francisco judge sentenced former biotech venture capitalist G. Steven Burrill to 30 months in prison this week.

The sentencing, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, follows Burrill’s 2017 guilty plea to charges of tax evasion and investment-adviser fraud.

Burrill spent nearly 30 years at Ernst & Young before starting Burrill & Co. in 1994. Burrill had built and burnished a reputation within the Bay Area biotech community, speaking regularly at industry events, and in 2005, launched…

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