Breaking News

Disbarred Attorney Caught Stealing Again
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Crispino

Summary: After being convicted for second-degree larceny 14 years ago, a disbarred attorney steals money from clients.

Apparently not all of us learn from our mistakes. Brooklyn attorney Domenick Crispino got in trouble and was disbarred in 1999 for stealing money from clients.  This time around he has been charged with 21 counts of second-degree grand larceny, second-degree criminal possession of a forged document, practicing law without a license and more.

  
What
Where


Crispino’s recent scam involves pilfering more than $1 million in personal experiences and disguising it as real estate transactions. The scheme lasted from February 2011 until June, when it was discovered.

Crispino arranged for his friend to divert home loan payments to Crispino’s sham company. His friend would hold the payments in escrow while negotiating the loan terms with the bank. Crispino then created fake escrow agreements to prove the money was being held when in actuality he was spending the money.

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said in a statement, “This defendant allegedly concocted elaborate schemes to defraud in which he stole money from acquaintances and strangers, falsely claimed to be an attorney when it suited his scheme, and filed numerous forged documents with public agencies.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Crispino has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. If convicted, he could face 15 years in prison. He was held on $500,000 bond or $250,000 cash bail. In 2001, he was convicted in the Manhattan Supreme Court of several charges including second-degree grand larceny.

Crispino graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and was admitted to the bar in 1988.



Source: http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/home/id=1202739325341/Disbarred-Attorney-Faces-21-Counts-in-Real-Estate-Scams?mcode=1202615069279&curindex=3

Photo: mcc-news.com



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney with motions experience

USA-WA-Seattle

Seattle office of our client seeks mid-level litigation attorney with 3-5 years of experience, inclu...

Apply Now

Environmental /Land Use Attorney with 2-3 years of experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks environmental /land use attorney with 2-3 years of experien...

Apply Now

Litigation Attorney with 2-5 years of insurance defense experience

USA-FL-Jacksonville

Jacksonville office of our client seeks litigation attorney with 2-5 years of previous insurance def...

Apply Now

Junior to Mid-level Trademark Attorney with counseling experience

USA-WA-Seattle

Seattle office of our client seeks junior to mid-level trademark attorney with preferably 2+ years o...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Managing Director, Litigation Finance Investments

USA-FL-Tampa

Title                ...

Apply now

Contract Associate

USA-CA-Sausalito

Seeking lawyer with at least 2 yrs experience in complex real estate transactional matters, with wil...

Apply now

Associate

USA-NY-Syracuse

Our Syracuse, NY office seeks an Associate with 3-5 years experience defending general liabilit...

Apply now

Experienced Insurance Defense Attorney Needed

USA-NY-Bohemia

Insurance Defense firm (with 15 attorneys in Suffolk and Mineola location), seeks attorneys with 5+ ...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top