Former estate-planning lawyer faces federal charges in claimed $3M client theft case
Posted Nov 4, 2013 1:30 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A former Pennsylvania estate-planning lawyer is facing a federal wire fraud and money-laundering case, accused of bilking eight clients of over $3 million between 2007 and 2013.
Prosecutors say Wendy Weikal-Beauchat, 46, used fake certificates of deposit and IRS 1099 interest-reporting forms to cover up the claimed thefts, the Gettysburg Evening Sun reports.
Weikal-Beauchat was disbarred by consent earlier this year.
Evening Sun (Feb. 2013): "Gettysburg lawyer disbarred"
Evening Sun (March 2013): "Former Gettysburg attorney ordered to turn files over"