A former prominent Vermont attorney has been sentenced in a mail fraud case.
The Burlington Free Press reports 60-year-old William O'Brien was sentenced to 14 months in prison Wednesday. O'Brien pleaded guilty to mail fraud in November.
Prosecutors say the former attorney siphoned $250,000 to $550,000 from accounts he managed, including the Thelma and Joseph Provost Trust. O'Brien once represented both the City of Winooski and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington.
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O'Brien's license to practice law was suspended in January. An attorney for O'Brien says his client will not pursue reinstatement.
O'Brien has also been ordered to pay nearly $20,000 in restitution to trusts and estates.