A Sunset Park attorney was indicted on charges of two counts of second- and third-degree grand larceny and two counts of first-degree perjury in Brooklyn Supreme Court on June 25 after he allegedly stole more than $150,000 from his clients.
District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said the court would punish lawyer for allegedly betraying his clients’ trust.
“This defendant was entrusted to safeguard these funds, but instead allegedly stole the money and used it for his own purposes,” Gonzalez said. “We will now hold him accountable for his alleged criminal actions.”
Between 2014 and 2018, the attorney — who hails from the distant land of Pennsylvania — allegedly stole a $98,000 down payment in a real estate transaction plus a $55,000 client settlement, and ignored numerous attempts to contact him, according to Gonzalez.
He was released without bail and ordered to return to court on September 19, the district attorney’s office said.