- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A Long Island attorney has admitted to stealing nearly $800,000 from elderly and mentally incapacitated clients over a four-year period.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1e2ZjRr ) 52-year-old Martha Brosius pleaded guilty Monday to grand larceny and scheme to defraud.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says she abused her position by “unjustly enriching herself” at her clients’ expense.

Brown says that in one case, Brosius took cash from the account of a 77-year-old man from 2009 to 2011. She was the appointed guardian for the man, who was deemed mentally incapacitated.

Brown served as a special prosecutor to avoid any conflicts of interest.

Her attorney couldn’t be reached for comment.

Brosius faces up to 12 years in prison when she’s sentenced on Aug. 12.


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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