Bad Lawyers

Las Vegas Attorney Going to Prison after Stealing from Clients
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Las Vegas

Summary: A former Las Vegas attorney will spend at least 2 ½ years behind bars before earning the chance for parole after stealing money from several clients.

Former Las Vegas attorney Jeanne Winkler has already been disbarred. Now Winkler will be spending up to seven years behind bars for stealing over $140,000 from clients. District Judge Richard Scotti saw through her tears as she pleaded for leniency. He had “no doubt greed played a significant role” in her actions.

  
What
Where


Winkler will spend at least 2 ½ years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole. Scotti explained, “There has to be consequences commensurate with the amount of harm you’ve inflicted.” She must also pay roughly $143,000 in restitution.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Jay Raman claimed that Winkler took money from several clients, including Juanita Thompson. She told the judge that she lost around $70,000 during a 2008 divorce proceeding to the “pure evil” Winkler. A former law partner of Winkler’s wrote that she had stolen $10,000 from him and his clients, ruining his reputation.

Just last year Winkler was ordered to serve 100 community service hours and pay $47,000 in restitution by a federal judge for another crime. She had developed a scheme to take over and defraud homeowners associations in the Las Vegas area. She lost her license in 2011 and was arrested on state theft and embezzlement charges for misappropriating $233,000 from a client trust account.

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!!




For the federal case, Winkler was a victim in a ten year long investment fraud scheme involving Family Court Judge Steven Jones, who is now in prison. She had cooperated with prosecutors and served as a government witness against Jones.

Winkler will get one week with family before being required to surrender for her sentence. She pleaded guilty to theft in May.



Where do you think Winkler went wrong? Did she make one little mistake that sets her down the wrong path or do you think she was bad from the beginning? Tell us in the comments below.

To learn more about other bad lawyers, read these articles:

Photo: wikipedia.org



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Business Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Santa Monica

Santa Monica office of our client seeks business litigation attorney with 1-3 years of experience. T...

Apply Now

Intellectual Property Litigation / Enforcement Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks intellectual property litigation / enforcement associate at...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney

USA-CA-Menlo Park

Menlo Park office of sophisticated boutique firm is seeking a corporate attorney with experience in ...

Apply Now

School District Associate Attorney

USA-NY-Syracuse

Syracuse office of our client seeks school district associate attorney with 2+ years of experience. ...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate - Mid-Level - GL Group

USA-NY-Valhalla

Defense firm seeking mid-level associate for Westchester office to fill General Liability position. ...

Apply now

Mortgage Compliance Analyst

USA-MN-Minnetonka

Job Description: Rubicon Mortgage Advisors LLC, a locally-owned, boutique mortgage lender is seeki...

Apply now

Litigation Legal Assistant

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Qualifications: Candidate should have 2+ years of previous experience supporting multiple atto...

Apply now

Litigation Legal Assistant (10+ Years Experience)

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Qualifications: Candidate should have 10+ years of previous experience supporting multiple att...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top