Kossoff Accused By DA Of $14M Escrow Theft, To Plead Guilty

By Emma Whitford and Pete Brush (December 3, 2021, 11:52 AM EST) -- New York City real estate attorney Mitchell Kossoff, of the defunct Manhattan law firm Kossoff PLLC, surrendered to authorities Friday on accusations that he stole $14 million of clients' escrow money. His attorney said Kossoff would plead guilty.

Kossoff is charged with a top count of grand larceny in the first degree, which would carry a mandatory prison term, prosecutor Ryan Gee of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office told Judge Robert Rosenthal at a morning hearing in New York City Criminal Court.

Mitchell Kossoff, left, leaves court Friday with his lawyer Walter Mack. (Pete Brush | Law360) Approximately $2.7 million in...

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