Thursday, May 31, 2007

Disbarred Florida Lawyer Accused Of Stealing From Trust Accounts

In Florida, The Pensacola News Journal reports that disbarred Pensacola attorney Vincent J. Whibbs Jr. faces more possible prison time with a racketeering charge added to three previous felony fraud and theft charges. The additional charge of racketeering relates to an allegation that he took $683,827 of clients' money for his personal use from law firm trust accounts while the senior partner at his former firm. Whibbs already faces two charges of grand theft of more than $100,000 and a charge of mortgage fraud. For more, see Whibbs faces fourth charge (Disbarred attorney also is accused of racketeering).

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