A longtime secretary, paralegal and office manager for a since-disbarred California lawyer has been sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison for embezzling $327,000 from the firm and its clients.

The attorney she worked for, Brian Ching, was disbarred in 2012 for his failure to supervise Reyes adequately and other violations of legal ethics rules. An  ABA Journal article provides further details.

This case is a reminder to attorneys that they need to supervise their staff, no matter how much they trust them and a reminder to paralegals that they are not above the law.

 

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