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BRIDGEPORT -—A community attorney who police reported fled to New Jersey just after stealing nearly $10,000 from a customer below is on the lam yet again.
Alfred Cali, 61, was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday afternoon to up to two decades in prison following pleading responsible previously to 2nd-diploma larceny.
But he was a no exhibit.
“I am pretty dissatisfied my customer didn’t exhibit up for his sentencing hearing,” Cali’s law firm, Thomas Cocco, claimed.
Top-quality Court docket Choose Frank Iannotti requested Cali rearrested with a $750,000 bond.
Cali was arrested by inspectors from the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office environment of the Chief State’s Legal professional subsequent a grievance by the Statewide Grievance Committee.
In 2016, Cali experienced been employed by a neighborhood man to tackle his bankruptcy proceedings, in accordance to court docket files.
The nearby guy paid Cali a $20,000 retainer and later on Cali instructed him to compose a examine for dollars for $9,614 which was to be applied to shell out off the man’s personal debt, the documents point out. On the other hand, the paperwork state that Cali did not deposit the income into his trustee account as required and as a substitute applied the revenue for his possess reasons.
Investigators afterwards learned that Cali experienced still left the spot and was residing in North Arlington, N.J.