Thursday, January 1, 2009

Attorney Plundered $1Million Estate

A judge jailed a Jackson attorney after he admitted plundering a $1 million estate.

Court documents indicate Richard McQuillan wrote numerous checks to himself from the estate of Robert T. Howard ranging up to $200,000 each.

Probate Judge Diane Rappleye ordered McQuillan to account for the missing money in a show-cause hearing.

Sobbing and apologetic, McQuillan said he stole more than $900,000 and juggled money among a number of disgruntled clients in 2007.

McQuillan: "By May 2007 these funds had almost disintegrated because of my criminal conduct. I don't need an attorney appointed. I need to pay the piper."

Full Article and Source:
Jackson attorney admits to plundering $1 million estate


Anonymous said...

This is one case of many - he go caught while many others go uninvestigated for a host of reasons.

Reading this makes me want to vomit, the greed smells.

Anonymous said...

You're so right Jerry. I could smell the rotting perps all the way to my desk. For every crook that got caught as this one on one probate case, there are thousands of cases hidden and unreported and the statute of limitations is the crooks best friend - where does that leave us?