PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Warwick lawyer has been charged with embezzling $1.2 million from his clients.
The Rhode Island State Police say 57-year-old Vincent Mitchell was arrested Monday and charged with 10 counts of embezzlement and fraudulent conversion over $100.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court disciplinary counsel’s office says Mitchell voluntarily told the office in August that he had taken $1.2 million from 10 clients for unauthorized personal use. The office says it’s unusual for someone who is not under investigation to contact them to acknowledge wrongdoing.
Mitchell was disbarred in September and the case was turned over to the state police. Mitchell’s law practice centered on estate planning and long-term health care planning.
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His attorney, Robert Mann, said Monday he wouldn’t make any statements about the case outside of court.