Disbarred lawyer sentenced to up to 22 years

A brilliant but disbarred lawyer was sentenced to 11 to 22 years in prison Friday for masterminding a series of real estate schemes that bilked unwitting clients and home buyers out of more than $1 million.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Alexander Jeong handed down the stiff punishment to ex-attorney Domenick Crispino, calling his crimes “reprehensible” because he used his impressive intelligence for evil.

“It kills me that you used that intelligence to victimize these people,” Jeong said to Crispino, who graduated from Georgetown University’s prestigious law school.

Crispino was convicted last month on a litany of charges, including grand larceny, criminal possession of a forged instrument and falsifying business records.