Monday, December 28, 2015

Lawyer Looted $1 Million From WWII Vet's Living Trust: Cops

The Tinley Park man stole the money over the course of two years, police said.

A Tinley Park man with a legal office in Mokena stole $1 million from the living trust of a World War II veteran, according to a criminal complaint filed in Will County court.

John Pleta, 55, was jailed Tuesday on two counts of felony theft. His bond was set at $750,000.

The Mokena police investigated the case. Pleta’s law practice is located in Mokena, according to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.

Pleta allegedly stole the money out of the living trust of Isadore Tobianksy. Tobiansky died at at the age of 93 in January 2013. He enlisted in the military in February 1942.

Pleta was charged with driving under the influence in June 2012, despite his alleged attempt to talk the arresting officer out of it by letting him know he is an attorney.

“While escorting John to my squad, he stated, ‘Do you really have to go there? I’m a lawyer, you know,’” an officer said, according to a police report.

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honeybear said...

My gosh, if it's proven that he did this, he should spend the rest of his life in jail.

Finny said...

From a Vet? There just isn't much lower than this.