A Philadelphia lawyer was sentenced Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, to 15 to 30 months in state prison for the theft of more than $980,000 from the estate of his cousin who had hired him as the executor of his will.
Aaron S. Friedmann, 63, of Conshohocken, pleaded guilty on Aug. 23 to theft by failure to make required disposition of funds, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and access device fraud.
On Monday, he appeared before President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. who sentenced him to 15 to 30 months in state prison, 10 years of probation.
Friedmann was also ordered to repay the $981,023, which he took from his cousin, the late Dr. Sheldon S. Farber. Most of the money was designated for charity organizations.
“You stole the legacy of a very generous and kind man,” Bateman added.