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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Orange County Attorney Accused of Stealing Money From Clients

UnknownPeter David Nitschke is an Orange County attorney charged with embezzling more than $720,000 from a client trust fund.  Peter helped two sisters with a sum of money their mother left them after she died because he was a friend of the women's family. The mother left the 65 and 69 year old sisters $675,000. 

Prosecutors are charging him with stealing $675,000 and an additional $46,000 from a real estate transaction.  Peter then allegedly spent the money or hid it by moving it into other accounts.  Peter is now being held and his bail is set at $725,000.  

See Attorney Charged With Embezzling $721,000 From Sisters, L.A. Now, Sept. 4, 2012.  


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