Thursday, January 16, 2014

Jury Finds Michigan Attorney "Converted" and Embezzled $112K From His Law Firm

From Deadline Detroit Business on 1/14/14:

"Work with our firm to ease your worries," attorney Stuart Sherman says at the website of his Farmington Hills law office.

Currently, the suburban lawyer has worries of his own, as Chad Halcom reports for Crain's.
Sherman could pay more than $335,000 to Troy-based Jacob & Weingarten PC, after jurors found he had committed conversion and embezzlement from the law firm he worked for shortly before his departure a year ago.
Jurors in a week-long civil lawsuit trial before Oakland County Circuit Judge Michael Warren made that finding Monday over a $112,745 check that Sherman, a shareholder and treasurer at the firm until December 2012, wrote to himself. . . . The circuit court jury also found the firm was entitled to treble damages.
The civil judgment isn't a criminal conviction, Crain's notes.


Read the story here.

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