San Dimas laywer pleads guilty to embezzlement

LOS ANGELES — A San Dimas attorney pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling more than $500,000 from his clients, officials said.
Oscar Parra, 67, was ordered to pay $441,000 in restitution and is expected to face five years in prison when he returns to Los Angeles Superior Court for sentencing June 15, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Jane Robison said in a written statement.
Parra worked as a probate lawyer and represented family members or administrators of estates, Robison said.
“Beginning in December 2000, he embezzled from the estates and used the money for himself,” she said. “At the same time, he filed false court papers that misrepresented the amount of money remaining in accounts.”
Parra ultimately admitted to stealing from five clients, including one count that was not prosecuted, Robison said.
Parra was suspended from practicing law by the State Bar Feb. 21, officials said, and has agreed to resign from the organization.

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