Lawyer guilty of stealing $1.5 million from vulnerable clients

Lawyer guilty of stealing $1.5 million from vulnerable clients

Lawyer guilty of stealing $1.5 million from vulnerable clients

Joseph J. Talafous Jr., 55, faces up to 10 years in prison for taking money from five clients, many of whom were elderly or vulnerable, between October 2004 and May 2015, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino said. 

JERSEY CITY — An Ocean County lawyer has been found guilty of stealing $1.5 million from his clients over a decade’s time. 

Talafous, of Toms River, had a law firm in Jersey City. 

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Talafous had his law license revoked in August 2015 and was later indicted for stealing nearly $100,000 from a client’s estate. That investigation led to more charges against the disbarred lawyer. 


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