Former Fried Frank worker who stole $376K in copy machine toner not likely to repay firm
Posted Jul 12, 2013 6:25 AM CDT
By Martha Neil
A former longtime employee in the copy department of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson is likely to serve at least a year of the one- to three-year term to which he was sentenced last month by a New York judge for stealing more than $376,000 worth of copy machine toner.
However, the law firm may not be able to obtain any restitution from Adrian Rodriguez, reports the Am Law Daily. His wife, who is said to be in South America, has not signed off on an effort by the Manhattan district attorney's office to seize a retirement account with about $14,000 in funds.
Although the toner, which retailed for $80 to $259 per cartridge, was worth about $376,000, the 39-year-old defendant sold it for for about $10 to $15, according to the government.
The law firm did not respond to a request for comment by the Am Law Daily.
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