An attorney in Pasadena, Calif., has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $500,000 from his clients' estates, according to prosecutors.
Oscar Cruz Parra, 67, a probate attorney who was arrested in March at his home in San Dimas, Calif., agreed in a plea deal to serve five years in state prison and pay $441,000 in restitution to five former clients. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 15.
On Friday, Parra pleaded guilty to four counts of embezzlement, according to the Los Angeles County, Calif., district attorney's office. He stole the money beginning in 2000, filing false court papers to cover up his actions.
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Probate Attorney Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement