Massachusetts Lawyer Accused in Theft from 95-Year-Old Client

June 30, 2008

A Walpole, Massachusetts lawyer and a business associate have been charged with stealing insurance money from a 95-year-old client.

A Middlesex grand jury on Thursday returned an indictment against the 46-year-old attorney, Bruce Namenson, and 59-year-old Gerald Schena of Medford. The pair are charged with multiple counts including larceny and forgery.

Investigators allege the victim hired Namenson to represent him after the elderly man had been injured in a car accident. Prosecutors say Namenson and Schena settled the injury claim with the victim’s insurance company for $20,000, but pocketed the money for themselves while telling the victim the case remained unsettled.

Phone messages seeking comment from Namenson’s office and home weren’t immediately returned. Schena’s home number is unlisted.

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