An Attorney, whose name is Albert Hessberg III has been sentenced for fraud on the Albany-area families who strongly entrusted him with their family wills and estates. The report has it that Hessberg was fond of accusing his clients’ relatives of greediness and impatience each time they tried to access the trust fund after their relatives’ death.
After this continued for a while, a client’s family member began to suspect Hessberg actions and involved the FBI. Investigations into the matter show that Hessberg had stolen over $2 million from this family in the last 12 years. As the investigator delved more into the case, it was revealed that he has been committing the crime for over 10 years and a minimum of 15 trusts have become victims.
A victim also narrated to the FBI agents how Hessberg cunning act and theft has led to the death of his sister. He said Hessberg did not disburse from their family trust when he requested for funds for his sister cancer treatment. In May, Hessberg pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison in November and some of the victims were able to retrieve some of their lost funds.