A Boston attorney accused of swindling tens of thousands of dollars from clients and associates and used the money to lease a Mercedes-Benz and rent an $11,000 penthouse apartment was ordered to be held on $1 million bail.
Wassem Amin was arraigned Monday on 26 charges including credit card application fraud, larceny, money laundering and forgery.
Should he make his extraordinary high bail, Amin must also stay away from his alleged victims, wear a GPS monitor and not travel outside of Massachusetts without the court's permission.
Prosecutors say the 31-year-old Amin used a business partner's identity to open several lines of credit without that person's knowledge and using the credit cards to for $35,000 in expenses. He also allegedly embezzled nearly $50,000 from a client who expected the money to be transferred into an account for his new legal practice.
Amin could not be reached for comment. He's being represented by Sarah Fleming and is due back in court on Jan. 12.