Former NY Attorney Who Stole Millions Sentenced To Prison

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ALBANY — Federal prosecutors say a former New York attorney has been sentenced to more than 5 years in prison after stealing millions and defrauding his law firm and clients.

A plea agreement says Albert Hessberg III stole at least $2 million as a trustee and fiduciary for his clients over more than a decade. Federal prosecutors say Hessberg stole money from one client to “replenish” the account of another client from whom he had stolen.

Federal prosecutors say the 64-year-old Hessberg was sentenced Friday and ordered to pay about $2.6 million in restitution.

He pleaded guilty to federal charges in May.

A phone message left at the office of Hessberg’s attorney was not immediately returned.


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