As reported in the July 8, 2013 issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Melinda Thompson, an associate with Todd & Weld LLP, obtained an extremely favorable sentence for her client, a 78-year-old conveyancing and probate lawyer who was accused of embezzling over $400,000 in client funds. Ms. Thompson focuses her practice on Criminal Defense and Government Investigations.
The Attorney General's investigation of the attorney resulted in serious criminal indictments against him in Middlesex Superior Court. The Commonwealth recommended a lengthy prison sentence, particularly in light of the charges being a second offense. Ms. Thompson argued convincingly for a non-incarceration sentence of home confinement and community service. As reported in Lawyers Weekly, "Superior Court Judge Edward P. Leibensperger sentenced the defendant to two years' home confinement with GPS monitoring and 400 hours of community service. . . ."