Friday, November 26, 2010

Contractor Repaid for Lawyer's Theft

A contractor bilked out of more than a half million dollars by a Cape attorney is getting his money back, reports the Cape Cod Times.

It’s the second largest award ever granted by the Massachusetts Clients Security Board, a quasi state panel that makes good on money stolen from attorneys’ clients.

Norman Sasville, 63, of Middleboro was awarded $656,000 by the state board. He’s one of 92 clients awarded $2.4 million by the board this year, according to a press release issued this week.

The board, which the Supreme Judicial Court established 35 years ago to restore a level of trust in the legal profession, uses money from a $300 fee licensed attorneys pay annually.

Builder Repaid for Lawyer's Theft


StandUp said...

I am glad to see this man get his money back.

But it makes me think of all the guardianship victims and their families who don't.

Steve said...

I hope the attorney has bene disbarred forever!

Connie said...

I don't think that this restores any level of trust in the judiciary, but I am glad to see there is a fund to repay money lawyers outright steal.

Brenda said...

Wow, good news for this contractor!