Robert Parker, 53, Easton, Pennsylvania, an attorney, was indicted today for allegedly stealing funds in his escrow account. Parker is charged with two counts of second- and third-degree grand larceny and two counts of first-degree perjury.
According to the indictment, between 2014 and 2018, the defendant, allegedly stole a down payment of approximately $98,000 in connection with a real estate transaction and a settlement of $55,000 from a client, and rebuffed numerous attempts to contact him.
Parker was released without bail and ordered to return to court on September 19, 2018.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez made the announcement.
District Attorney Gonzalez said, “This defendant was entrusted to safeguard these funds, but instead allegedly stole the money and used it for his own purposes. We will now hold him accountable for his alleged criminal actions.”
The case was referred to the District Attorney’s Office by the Grievance Committee.
The case is being prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Sara Walshe, of the District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Michael Spanakos, Unit Chief, and the overall supervision of Assistant District Attorney Patricia McNeill, Deputy Chief of the District Attorney’s Investigations Division.