TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Topeka lawyer faces federal charges for stealing more than $460,000 from his clients.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says in a release that Robert M. Telthorst, 52, is charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. He’s accused of taking clients’ money for his own use from 2005 to August 2011.
Online court records don’t list a lawyer for Telthorst. He faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine on the wire fraud charge and up to 20 years and a $500,000 fine for money laundering charge.