Sunday, August 27, 2017

Lawyer Gets 8 Years After Being Found Guilty Of Fleecing His 89-Year Old Step-Grandmother Out Of $1.3 Million In Trust Funds; Victim Dies 10 Days After Jury Verdict

In Golden, Colorado, The Denver Post reports:
  • A Lakewood lawyer who stole $1.3 million from his 89-year-old step-grandmother was sentenced to eight years in prison last week.

    Glenn Gregory, 55, was the trustee for the Martha Violet Villano Trust Fund, bleeding the account down to $24 between 2006 and 2015, according to the district attorney’s office for Jefferson and Gilpin counties.

    Gregory was found guilty of 13 theft-related counts in June. He was sentenced concurrently on all counts. Villano was deposed prior to trial due to health concerns so provided a testimony over video. She died 10 days after the jury returned the verdict.

    District Attorney Pete Weir noted in a statement that the lawyer was eligible for decades in prison.

    “This defendant deserved a very lengthy prison sentence,” Weir said. “Not only was Gregory the victim’s grandson, he also is a lawyer who violated the basic tenets of the profession. We believe that this is the highest value theft from an at-risk elder in Colorado. A strong message needs to be sent to those who take advantage of this vulnerable population.”
Source: Lawyer who stole $1.3 million from his elderly grandmother sentenced to eight years in prison (His grandmother died 10 days after the jury returned its verdict). ripoff reimbursement

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