Judge accused of stealing $1.6 million arraigned?
An Alameda County Superior Court judge has found himself on the wrong side of the law and is facing criminal charges. Judge Paul Seeman was arrested Thursday and charged with stealing $1.5 million from a 97-year-old neighbor over a period of several years. She has since passed away.
57-year-old Seeman made his first court appearance Friday, facing charges of systematically looting his neighbor of her financial fortune.
Court papers filed by the Alameda County district attorney accuse Seeman of siphoning his neighbor of her fortune. According to the documents, Seeman befriended his neighbor, 97-year-old Anne Nutting, who died two years ago, in 1998. By 2004, he had taken over almost all of her finances, adding his name on her bank and investment accounts which at the time, totaled $2.2 million.
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