Lawyer steals from estate

State News

March 20, 2019 - 10:01 AM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former lawyer has admitted stealing from a bankruptcy estate of a couple he once represented.

The U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release that 69-year-old Christopher O’Brien of Wichita pleaded guilty Monday to one count of embezzlement from an estate. In his plea, O’Brien admitted he embezzled $132,000 from the estate of Roger and Maria Altis.

He also agreed as part of his plea agreement to an order of restitution for more than $780,000 that includes the Altis case and two others.

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