An Atlantic County Grand Jury indicted a former Northfield attorney for the theft of over $220,000, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel announced.
It is alleged that between the dates of August 1, 2008 and October 12, 2010, Gary Levin, 61, of Egg Harbor Township, misappropriated $220,149 from his attorney’s trust account. The stolen monies represented settlement proceeds belonging to 9 different clients. Following audits of his trust accounts in May 2010, Levin was suspended by the New Jersey Supreme Court on September 3, 2010 and was permanently disbarred by the Supreme Court on October 10, 2010. Levin, who has been a lawyer in New Jersey since 1999, consented to disbarment.
Levin was indicted by a Grand Jury on a charge of second-degree theft by failure to make required disposition. If found guilty, he faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and $150,000 in fines, according to First Assistant Prosecutor Jim McClain, who represented the State in the matter.