A former attorney who was disbarred is facing charges for allegedly stealing funds during real estate transactions in Westchester.
Steven Hamburg, 59, of the Bronx, was arraigned in White Plains City Court on Friday, Sept. 6, where he was charged with three felony counts of third-degree grand larceny in connection to stealing from his victims’ escrow funds accounts.
It is alleged that between September 2015 and September 2019, Hamburg took money from three separate victims in connection to three separate real estate transactions.
Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. said that in the first case, Hamburg deposited one victim’s check for $15,000 in his IOLA account, though instead of using it to complete an intended transaction, he stole the money from his victim, a Yonkers resident.
In the second incident, Hamburg allegedly deposited a $50,000 check for a Hartsdale resident and stole those funds. In the third case, beginning in May 2017, Hamburg deposited a $47,000 check from a Dobbs Ferry victim and allegedly stole the money again.
Scarpino noted that Hamburg was disbarred last year.
Following his arraignment, Hamburg was released and is scheduled to return to court on Friday, Sept. 27.
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