Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Former Cleveland attorney indicted for more thefts

CLEVELAND -- A former Cleveland lawyer serving prison time for stealing from the estate of a disabled veteran has been indicted for allegedly taking money from the accounts of two other disabled individuals, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced Friday.

The Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Kevin Purcell, 62, of Cleveland, on theft, money laundering and tampering with records, which are all felonies.

The new charges accuse Purcell of stealing $116,844 from the estate of a physically disabled woman for whom he had been a court-appointed guardian, and $72,231 from a trust he had been hired to administer for a disabled man who died in a house fire in February 2014.

Last December, Purcell entered a plea of guilty to a single count of aggravated theft for taking $262,000 from the estate of John Kane, a disabled Army veteran. Purcell had been Kane's guardian and, then after the veteran's death, the administrator of his estate.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Timothy McCormick sentenced Purcell to 16 months in prison. As part of the plea deal, he also gave up his law license.

He is currently serving time at Allen Correctional Institution.

He is set for an arraignment for June 5.

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Former Cleveland attorney indicted for more thefts

See Also:
Ohio Attorney Kevin Purcell Indicted for Theft From Veteran's Estate

1 comment:

Betty said...

A real piece of scum.