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Lawyer charged with embezzlement

28 January 2009

A former lawyer denied embezzling more than £400,000 from an Edinburgh client’s estate when he appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday.

Michael Karus is accused of stealing the money from the estate of Ms Edith Hampton while he was acting as the executor of her will. Ms Hampton, who lived in Victoria Manor Nursing Home, died in March 2003.

Mr Karus denied the charge and his trial date was set for May.


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