A well-known Allentown, Pa., lawyer was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on charges of fabricating wills to add himself as a beneficiary after his brother, also a lawyer, and sister-in-law were killed in a February 2007 plane crash.

The indictment charges that attorney John Karoly Jr., 58, conspired with his son, John “J.P.” Karoly III, 28, and a doctor, John J. Shane, 72, to present fake wills in Northampton County Orphans’ Court that showed Shane as the sole witness.