Disbarred Atty Gets Nearly 6 Years For Robbing Clients, Firm

Law360 (November 1, 2019, 6:59 PM EDT) -- A disbarred New York trusts and estates attorney on Friday was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for stealing at least $2 million from his former clients and longtime employer, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Albert Hessberg III, 64, pled guilty in May to charges stemming from allegations he stole money entrusted to him by clients, charged clients for work he didn't do and pocketed payments that should've gone to his employer, the Syracuse-based law firm Barclay Damon LLP, prosecutors said.

Hessberg worked in Barclay Damon's Albany office for 37 years, according to a statement from the...

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