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Warrant Issued for Missing Lawyer

Posted Aug 8, 2007 1:16 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of the lawyer who disappeared after admitting in a letter that he embezzled money from clients.

Police belief Jonathan Hoyt stole at least $500,000 from clients before he disappeared, leaving his abandoned Lexus in a parking lot near a Bridgeport, Conn., train station, the Hartford Courant reports.

"We don't believe he hurt himself," Clinton, Conn., police Sgt. Joseph Flynn told the Courant. "Why would all the money be missing, you know?"

Hoyt wrote the letter (PDF with redacted paragraph posted by the Hartford Courant) to his son and law partner last month. See this ABAJournal.com post for more details.


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