Monday, February 20, 2017

'Thieving' Lawyer Bought Mom a Condo With Judge's Money: Prosecutors

Judge John L. Phillips  (credit:  Steven Hirsh)
A lawyer charged with stealing nearly $600,000 from the estate of the late Brooklyn Judge John Phillips, a k a the “Kung Fu Judge,” used some of the money to buy his mother a condo, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Frank Racano, 54, pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn Criminal Court to a grand jury indictment charging him with grand larceny for writing more than 300 checks to himself from an escrow account after two of Phillips’ properties were sold.

Of the $587,160 Racano allegedly stole, “several hundred-thousand dollars were used to pay for a condo for his mother,” Assistant District Attorney Frank Dudis said.

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1 comment:

Carson said...

I followed this story as it happened. The theft was so blatant.