An Erie attorney faces about two years in federal prison for stealing nearly $200,00 from estates in his care.
Sixty-two-year-old J. Gregory Moore consented to being disbarred in Pennsylvania in July, months after the crimes surfaced.
Authorities say Moore went to the Erie County District Attorney's Office in March to announce that he had drained nearly all the money from one woman's estate. Moore's confession came during a state Disciplinary Board investigation and led the DA to refer the case to federal prosecutors, who indicted him on mail fraud.
Moore didn't explain why he stole the money when he pleaded guilty Tuesday, but has agreed to pay it back. He faces 21 to 27 months in prison under federal guidelines when he's sentenced March 8.
Erie Lawyer Faces Prison in $200K Estate Thefts