A Long Island, N.Y., attorney previously charged with stealing $700,000 from real estate investors is now facing an attempted bribery charge after allegedly trying to pay off a Nassau County clerk to speed up his request for information on a property he was trying to close on. According to prosecutors, Frederic Powell, 54, was told by a Hempstead building’s department clerk that his request would normally take five days to process.

Powell, of East Meadow, then told the clerk he needed the information that day and placed a $100 bill on the counter, and asked “if the process could be sped up.” When he was informed that it could not, he placed another $100 bill on the counter, which was again rejected. Before leaving, Powell allegedly crumpled up a $50 bill and threw it at the clerk, according to a statement by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice.

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