White-Collar Crime

Already Disbarred re Other Misconduct, Ex-Lawyer Is Criminally Charged re Claimed $100K Estate Theft

A longtime New York practitioner who was previously disbarred and ordered to pay a little over $20,000 restitution to a former client is now facing criminal charges in an unrelated case.

Roger J. Niemel, 69, has pleaded not guilty in Niagara County Court to charges of second-degree grand larceny and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, the Buffalo News reports.

Assistant District Attorney Brian D. Seaman said the charges concern more than $100,000 that the indictment says Niemel stole between 2005 and 2008 from an estate for which he served as co-executor.

The article doesn’t include any comment from defense counsel or Niemel, who now lives in Virginia.

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