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Embezzling, Tax-Dodging Lawyer Prosecuted to the Fullest Extent of the Law


05/29/2013

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 66 year old suspended attorney, Thomas Wojciechowski of 73 Old Farm Road, Orchard Park, pleaded guilty, as charged, this afternoon to two counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, two counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and Criminal Tax Fraud in the Fourth before County Court Judge Thomas P. Franczyk.  These are the highest charges for which the Wojciechowski could have been convicted had he gone to trial.

Wojciechowski admitted that during the period March 29, 2006 through July 26th, 2012, as a partner in the Bouvier Partnership, LLP law firm, he stole approximately $340,000 from his clients by depositing monies owing to them into his personal accounts.  Wojciechowski also admitted evasion of state income tax by failing to report these earnings on his New York State Income Tax returns.

The case was successfully prosecuted by John C. Doscher, Chief of the Special Investigations and Prosecutions Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Gary M. Ertel.  DA Sedita also thanked the The Bouvier Partnership, through its own attorney, Lawrence Vilardo, for actively cooperating in the investigation of this matter.  DA Sedita further stated: “Having embezzled from his clients, having chiseled his partners, and having cheated on his taxes, Mr. Wojciechowski now stands before the bar as a convicted felon.”  

Wojciechowski faces 16 to 48 years in state prison when he is sentenced before Judge Franczyk on August 23, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.