The criminal defense attorneys at Crotty Saland PC understand the importance of not only zealously advocating for our clients regardless of the crimes they are accused of committing, but also know how critical it is to conduct our practice in an ethical and honest manner. This cannot be understated. Unfortunately, not all attorneys practice their profession in this matter. In fact, in the matter of only a few weeks, a third attorney has been indicted or arrested for alleged misconduct in New York City. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced the indictment today of Brian Lam for Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. Mr. Lam allegedly stole $331,376.42 from the New York County Lawyer’s Association (NYCLA) in a payroll scheme after working for that not-for-profit organization for almost two decades.
Prosecutors have alleged that Mr. Lam, who was responsible for payroll, called in extra compensation to himself. These activities allegedly occurred from 2005 through 2008. Mr. Lam is to be arraigned today in Manhattan Supreme Court.