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Divorce Attorney Gets His Money's Worth

A man who was going through a divorce in New York hired attorney Richard J. Barrett to represent him in Staten Island. Unfortunately for the client, he didn’t realize his attorney would be taking much more than the typical attorney’s fees. Attorney Barrett took a check from his client for $125,000 that was meant to be given to his client’s wife as part of the divorce settlement. However, when the wife received a check for that amount and tried to deposit it in her bank account, it bounced. Another attempt was made in May, but the account was found to have been drained completely. Barrett was arrested in early August after being charged with second-degree grand larceny, second-degree criminal possession of stolen property and issuing a bad check. He is scheduled to appear in court again in October.

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