White-Collar Crime

Disbarred Lawyer Accused of Embezzling $737K From Milwaukee Law Firm Is Charged with Felony Theft

A disbarred Wisconsin lawyer has been criminally charged concerning $737,000 he is accused of embezzling from a Milwaukee law firm.

Brian Mularski, 37, faces two counts of felony theft concerning money he allegedly diverted between 2006 and 2009 from Eisenberg Riley & Zimmerman to a bank account he established in the name o the Mularski Law Firm, according to the Journal Sentinel, the Fox Point-Bayside Patch and WTAQ.

The money was supposed to have gone to vendors including insurance companies, but a criminal complaint says checks made out to the insurers had fake endorsements. The situation reportedly came to light while Mularski was on vacation, when insurers complained to a firm manager that they had not been paid and the manager traced the money to Mularski

On his return, the attorney said he didn’t know why the money had been deposited to his account and repaid around $236,000, according to the articles.

An earlier post on the Journal Sentinel’s Proof & Hearsay blog reports about the 2010 order (PDF) in which Mularski was disbarred by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

He earned his law degree in 2000 from Marquette University.

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