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Release* ††† ††††††Date: April 14, 2010
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County Prosecutorís Office
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Ex-lawyer placed on probation for theft
Charles Epstein (DOB 3/27/55) of Ventnor City also was ordered to repay $11,050 during a hearing on April 12, 2010, at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick.
Superior Court Judge Frederick P. DeVesa noted the defendant has already returned $1,450.
was sentenced after he pleaded guilty on January 7, 2010, to a charge of third
degree theft, admitting he took $12,500 while he worked at the
Epstein pleaded guilty following negotiations with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Manuel Sameiro.
defendant was charged after Investigator
The investigation further showed that in September 2004, he had been disbarred by the state Office of Attorney Ethics, which revoked his license to practice law after determining that between November 2000 and June 2001, he took $6,800 from another law firm, DuBois, Sheehan, Hamilton & Levin, while he worked there.
Epstein repaid the $6,800 and was not charged with criminal wrongdoing in that case.
investigation into the theft of the $12,500 began after the