VOL. 125 | NO. 30 | Monday, February 15, 2010
Memphis Attorney Given 10 Years for Client Theft
The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Memphis attorney has been sentenced to 10 years for stealing thousands from clients who had given him power of attorney over their financial affairs.
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons said in a news release Friday that 62-year-old Joseph Richard Rossie pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of property over $60,000. He is scheduled to begin his sentence March 15.
According to the charges, Rossie took money from two clients and transferred it into accounts he owned. Prosecutors say he used some of the money to purchase property, antiques and investments.
He was working with the firm of Rossie, Luckett, Parker and Rider PC when the crimes occurred.
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