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Indictment of Dead Lawyer’s Aide Adds More Turmoil to Fight Over Former Firm’s Finances


— August 1, 2007

Since the sudden death of Miami maritime attorney William Huggett three years ago, his widow has been fighting his former staff for taking all her husband’s cases to a newly formed law firm and charging her $739,000 for bonuses and vacation pay.

In a stunning twist, a federal grand jury in Miami indicted Sara San Martin, Huggett’s former office manager and bookkeeper, in June for allegedly writing fraudulent checks on Huggett’s accounts to pay off her mortgage and a truck loan.

San Martin was charged with bank fraud and faces a possible sentence of 30 years in prison. She retained Miami attorney Brian Tannebaum this week.

Details here from the Daily Business Review via Law.com.


Since the sudden death of Miami maritime attorney William Huggett three years ago, his widow has been fighting his former staff for taking all her husband’s cases to a newly formed law firm and charging her $739,000 for bonuses and vacation pay.

In a stunning twist, a federal grand jury in Miami indicted Sara San Martin, Huggett’s former office manager and bookkeeper, in June for allegedly writing fraudulent checks on Huggett’s accounts to pay off her mortgage and a truck loan.

San Martin was charged with bank fraud and faces a possible sentence of 30 years in prison. She retained Miami attorney Brian Tannebaum this week.

Details here from the Daily Business Review via Law.com.

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