Ex-Crowell Atty To Be Extradited Over $5.5M Theft

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 2:50 PM EST) -- A former Crowell & Moring LLP real estate attorney who allegedly embezzled $5.5 million from an escrow account has agreed to be extradited from Hong Kong to face criminal charges, a spokeswoman for the New York County District Attorney's Office said Monday.

New York police had been investigating Douglas Arnsten, who was of counsel in the firm's real estate department until he resigned Sept. 12, and were close to arresting him when he suddenly left for Hong Kong, according to media reports.

The spokeswoman for the...
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