Saturday, March 31, 2012

Former Washington State Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Charges He Embezzled More Than $1 Million From Clients

Peter Allen Moote, 63, formerly of Whidbey Island, Washington, has pleaded guilty to charges he embezzled more than $1 million from his clients.  According to authorities, over a period of more than 10 years, Moote siphoned funds from client trust accounts to pay for his personal living expenses and gambling.  Moote has agreed to pay restitution and is expected to be sentenced in June 2012.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

Hat tip: FraudTalk reader Julianne.

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