A former Brooklyn lawyer has been indicted for allegedly pocketing around $150,000 from clients’ escrow accounts.
Robert Parker pleaded not guilty Monday as he was arraigned on charges of grand larceny and perjury in the case.
Parker, who once had an office in Sunset Park, is accused of stealing nearly $100,000 of a real estate down payment, in addition to $55,000 from a client settlement.
“This defendant was entrusted to safeguard these funds but instead allegedly stole the money and used it for his own purposes,” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement. “We will now hold him accountable.”
Parker, who was released without bail, is due back in court Sept. 19.