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DA: Disbarred Lawyer Stole From His Mother


— November 10, 2003

When Blanche Purvin’s husband died in 1994, he left his widow more than $1 million.

Then in April, the 80-year-old East Meadow woman’s checks bounced. She discovered that her son, Martin Purvin, 54, who had been entrusted to manage her finances, had systematically taken $1.6 million from her investment accounts without her knowledge or permission, the Nassau district attorney’s office said Friday.

Purvin, a disbarred lawyer from Jericho [NY], was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of first-degree grand larceny and one count of third-degree grand larceny, both felony crimes. He could receive up to 25 years in prison.

Apparently, years earlier Purvin stole from his brother as well. NY Newsday reports it here.


When Blanche Purvin’s husband died in 1994, he left his widow more than $1 million.

Then in April, the 80-year-old East Meadow woman’s checks bounced. She discovered that her son, Martin Purvin, 54, who had been entrusted to manage her finances, had systematically taken $1.6 million from her investment accounts without her knowledge or permission, the Nassau district attorney’s office said Friday.

Purvin, a disbarred lawyer from Jericho [NY], was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of first-degree grand larceny and one count of third-degree grand larceny, both felony crimes. He could receive up to 25 years in prison.

Apparently, years earlier Purvin stole from his brother as well. NY Newsday reports it here.

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