Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Former Miami Attorney Sentenced To 5+ Years For Stealing Clients' Funds

Joseph J. Weisenfeld, of Miami, Florida, was sentenced today to more than 5 years in prison for stealing some $3 million in client funds. Weisenfeld, the former principal in Weisenfeld & Associates, P.A., based in Miami, was charged in June with wire fraud in connection with the looting of client escrow funds meant for real estate closings. He was disbarred by the Florida Bar Association in November. A restitution hearing is scheduled for January 24, 2009.

Read the criminal complaint here.

Read the story here and here.

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