Ex-Pittsburgh Bank Exec To Appeal Embezzlement Conviction

Law360, New York (June 10, 2015, 6:26 PM EDT) -- A former executive of Pittsburgh-based Metropolitan Savings Bank, who was sentenced last week to 12 years in prison for embezzling $350,000 in bank funds, announced Tuesday his intent to appeal to the Third Circuit.

Michael P. Bernick’s appeal notice follows his September conviction of embezzlement and misapplying bank funds, leading to the bank's 2007 closure, will be based on a rejected pretrial motion and aspects of the sentencing, according to his attorney, James J. Brink of James Brink Law.

The appeal is unlikely to raise any allegations of trial errors, Brink said.

"This was an extremely efficient trial conducted by an...

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March 19, 2014

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