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Queens Chronicle

Lawyer faces 15 years in jail

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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 10:30 am

A Long Island man who practiced law in Kew Gardens until he was suspended in December 2011 has been arraigned on a nine-count indictment after allegedly stealing from his clients.

Percy Randall, 58, was arraigned last Wednesday on charges of second- and third-degree grand larceny and practicing law after being disbarred, suspended or convicted of a felony after stealing approximately a total of $206,000 from five clients between May 2011 and October 2012.

According to a press release from Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, Randall, of Westbury, LI, stole amounts ranging from $6,000 to $138,000 from clients who hired him to represent them in real estate matters involving the purchase or sale of homes.

He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted and was ordered to be held without bail until his next court date on May 20.

“His alleged conduct was not only reprehensible but also a profound betrayal of trust that warrants vigorous prosecution,” Brown said in the release.

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