A New York personal injury lawyer pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $2.2 million in client funds and failing to file income taxes. Marc A. Bernstein, a former name partner of Bernstein & Bernstein, was accused earlier this year of failing to file tax returns from 2003 through 2007 and understating his gross income in a 2008 return.
The charges of tax evasion against Bernstein, the son of former Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Aaron D. Bernstein, came just months after he was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $1.5 million from five clients. One month earlier, Bernstein, 55, spent two days in jail before his father bailed him out by using his pension as collateral.
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