A disbarred Long Island lawyer has been charged with possessing the forged signature of a Queens judge on a faked court order as part of an attempt to keep $35,000 of a client’s funds.
Bryan J. Holzberg, 53, of Port Washington, N.Y., was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Friday on one count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument — marking at least the third time he has faced such charges. Holzberg was sentenced to probation and disbarred after pleading guilty to possessing a forged instrument in Suffolk County in 2008. In August, Nassau prosecutors also charged Holzberg with giving a client a fabricated court order.
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