Lawyer guilty of stealing $1.5 million from vulnerable clients

Joseph Talafous, Jr.

JERSEY CITY — An Ocean County lawyer has been found guilty of stealing $1.5 million from his clients over a decade’s time.

Joseph J. Talafous Jr., 55, faces up to 10 years in prison for taking money from five clients, many of whom were elderly or vulnerable, between October 2004 and May 2015, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino said.

A jury verdict came on Wednesday after a six-week trial before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mirtha Ospina.

Talafous, of Toms River, had a law firm in Jersey …read more

Source: Ocean

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