Jail Time For Attorney Who Stole Millions From Clients With Disabilities
A New York attorney is headed to prison after admitting to bilking $4 million from clients with disabilities.
Steven Rondos was appointed by New York courts to manage money for dozens of individuals with illnesses and disabilities. But instead of safeguarding their assets, Rondos admitted to looting the accounts of nearly two dozen clients in order to pay for home renovations and luxuries like a $31,000 plasma television.
In one case, Rondos swiped $1 million intended to pay for 24-hour care for a woman with cerebral palsy and quadriplegia.
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Rondos pleaded guilty to grand larceny and money laundering and will serve at least five years, but as many as 15 years in prison for the crimes. In addition, a court ordered him to repay $2.6 million, reports the New York Daily News. To read more click here.