A Manhattan lawyer with a shady past got up to seven years in prison Monday for stealing $800,000 from clients and using it to pay for country club memberships and luxury car payments, prosecutors said.
John Todorovich, 63, pleaded guilty to grand larceny in April and was promised 2-to-7 years in prison for his admission in Manhattan Supreme Court.
The crooked counselor took money he was managing in a pair of estate accounts and used it to finance his lifestyle which included making payments on a Mercedes, according to the Manhattan DA.
In April 2010, Todorovich transferred $267,000 from one victim’s account into his own and from August 2011 to July 2012, he took $368,000 from a different victim, prosecutors said.
The attorney was also representing a home seller in a sale transaction on E. 7th St. and that he stole the prospective buyer’s $220,000 deposit in August 2012.
This case was not Todorovich’s only encounter with the law.
He was charged in 2015 with trying to bribe cops to get himself out of a jam when he was caught driving with a suspended license.
He was later acquitted of trying to con the cops but was ordered to pay fines for the license offense.