Lawyer faces charges of fraud in Freiburg Amstegricht – SWR Aktuell

A fraud trial against a former lawyer begins on Monday at the Freiburg district court. The 64-year-old worked in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district and is said to have embezzled 480,000 euros from clients. He should actually manage the money in trust, but is said to have used it to settle his own debts. According to the public prosecutor, the man is said to have gotten into serious economic difficulties in 2014, which is why he is said to have used his clients’ money totaling 480,000 euros for other purposes. According to the indictment, the man worked as a lawyer until about a year and a half ago.

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