Sunday, July 17, 2016

Batavia attorney admits bilking elderly client

A Genesee County attorney admitted to stealing $75,000 from "an elderly client over several years."

According to the Batavia Police Department, Randolph Zickl, 81, pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny after the theft was discovered by a family member of the client.

He was arraigned and pleaded guilty on June 24 in Erie County, because two of his sons, Robert and William Zickl, work as prosecutors in the Genesee County District Attorney's Office. He was prosecuted by the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

Police said Zickl intends to pay the money back before his sentencing in September. If he's able to do that, he could avoid time in prison and get probation.

Zickl was handling the estate of the victim's husband and admitted to double billing her for the work. While he was no longer representing her, he continued to withdraw money from her accounts.

Zickl, who has resigned from the New York State Bar Association, formerly worked as the head of the county's Legal Assistance Office. He has since resigned from that position.

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Batavia attorney admits bilking elderly client

1 comment:

Mary said...

He's 81 and he did this? How sad.