Widenor pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny. He could face a maximum prison term of five to 15 years when sentenced
Widenor previously pleaded guilty to embezzling
The judge, who had released Widenor without bail in the previous embezzlement case, allowed him to remain free without bail in the most recent case.
Although Widenor now faces sentencing on two felony convictions, restitution is an important part of the cases, Assistant District Attorney
The prosecutor said it would be difficult for Widenor to make restitution if he were incarcerated between now and sentencing, and he asked the judge to allow the disbarred lawyer to remain free without bail.
The judge agreed, adding that he hoped Widenor could address the restitution matter before he sentences him.
Widenor admitted that he stole
Widenor, whose law office was on
At the time of that plea, Dassero said Widenor used the money for personal expenses, including paying for his children's education, between
He said Widenor represented a foreign company, Electrolink Systems, in a breach-of-contract lawsuit he filed in
Under a proposed settlement, Dassero said, VOCAL Technologies sent
But because the settlement agreement was never signed, and the funds were never forwarded to Widenor's client, the money was still the property of VOCAL Technologies, Dassero said.
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