Disbarred attorney gets prison time

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A former Buffalo attorney was sentenced to prison time for two separate thefts. The disbarred attorney, David Widenor, is headed behind bars for two-and-one-third to seven years.

David Widenor pleaded guilty in August to second-degree grand larceny. The 45-year-old admitted that he stole $207,000 that was to be held in an escrow account pending the resolution of a civil matter and used the funds to take his family to Disney World and to pay off personal loans.

Widenor last appeared in court in April, when he pleaded guilty to third degree grand larceny. In that case, he admitted stealing $22,000 from an escrow account.

The funds were there pending a settlement, at which time he was supposed to send the money to his client. But the settlement was never signed and the funds were never sent to his client, meaning they still belonged to Vocal Technologies. Widenor used those funds for his own personal use, including paying for his children’s education.


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