Friday, May 28, 2010
Former Minnesota Attorney Charged With Embezzling $2 Million
Michael Scott Margulies, 56 of Minneapolis, MN, was charged Wednesday with embezzling some $2 million from the law firm of Lindquist and Vennum where he had been a partner. Authorities allege Margulies misappropriated the funds over a 16 year period, from 1994 through 2010, through a variety of methods, including false documentation, fraudulent expense reports, false invoices and forged checks.. He faces up to 20 years in prison for the one count of wire fraud he has been charged with. Margulies, who had been with the law firm since 1987, has been disbarred.