Former general counsel pleads guilty to robbing bank; he had been out of work
A former Pennsylvania lawyer who agreed to disbarment after his arrest in a bank robbery pleaded guilty in the case on Wednesday.
The 58-year-old lawyer, Steven Cormier of Walnutport, was sentenced to 18 to 36 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to robbery, theft and receiving stolen property, the Republican Herald reports. He also pleaded no contest to making terroristic threats.
He was jobless at the time of the robbery in October 2015 and was responsible for the care of his mother. He had previously worked as general counsel at firetruck maker Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp.
Cormier was accused of stealing nearly $16,000 from a Wells Fargo Bank after warning a teller that “things are going to get ugly” if she didn’t give him the money. Police stopped Cormier in his car after his arrest and brought him to the bank, where three witnesses identified him as the robber.
Cormier’s mother, Cary Sinclair, told a broadcast station that she thought her son was looking for a job at the time of the robbery.