Criminal Justice

Former finance chief pleads guilty in embezzlement of $730K from DC law firm

A onetime finance and business director at a small law firm in the nation’s capital pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Washington, D.C., to embezzling over $730,000 from Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold.

William B. McNichols agreed to pay restitution and could face as much as 20 years when he is sentenced in June, reports the Associated Press.

He took the money by overpaying his own salary and issuing law firm checks to pay personal credit card bills, the AP says.

The article doesn’t explain how the theft came to light.

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