ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) – A disbarred western Pennsylvania attorney already serving seven to 14 months in jail for swindling clients is now accused of spending more than $1,100 earmarked for restitution in a criminal case.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for 35-year-old Michael Frisk, of Ellwood City.
Frisk is already serving time in Lawrence County for failing to pay $225 in fines to settle a client’s case and otherwise misspending other client’s funds on personal items, including spa visits and sports tickets.
Now Ellwood City police say they’ve learned Frisk has bilked another client whose relative paid the attorney $1,143 last year. The money was supposed to pay off restitution so the client’s theft arrest would be expunged. Instead, the money was never paid and the client wound up paying $4,000 in court costs and restitution.
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