'American Gangster' Atty Disbarred After Copping To Theft

Law360 (August 8, 2019, 9:35 PM EDT) -- A former prosecutor who was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the movie "American Gangster" has consented to his disbarment after pleading guilty last month to stealing $20,000 from clients of his onetime firm, according to a New Jersey Supreme Court order.

Richard M. Roberts, 81, who was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1971 and was a partner of the now-defunct Roberts & Saluti LLC, has been suspended from practicing law since November 2015, according to the order filed Wednesday, amid accusations he and his former partner, Gerald M. Saluti Jr., used $140,000 they stole from their clients to pay...

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