Ex-Crowell & Moring Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Client Theft

, New York Law Journal

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Douglas Arntsen, a former associate who fled to Hong Kong to avoid arrest and had to be extradited, pleaded guilty yesterday before Acting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Jill Konviser in connection to the theft from an investment fund and a real estate management company he advised.

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  • retired lawyer

    He got off too easily. The punishment should act as a deterrent, and should be especially harsh when one in a position of trust, acts like a ordinary thief, casting distrust upon the people who rely on the word of an attorney. There appears to be no mitigating factors which would justify a reduced sentence.

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