Update: St. Clair Shores Attorney Charged With Embezzling Nearly $400K

The Macomb County Prosecutor's Office has brought charges against a St. Clair Shores attorney for allegedly embezzling nearly $400,000 from a trust for two teenage boys. He was arraigned Tuesday.

The Macomb County Prosecutor's Office has charged an attorney from St. Clair Shores with allegedly stealing nearly $400,000 from a trust for two teenage boys.

Robert Buschmohle, 39, who is charged with embezzlement over $100,000,  was appointed sole trustee of a living trust for two Warren males.

Investigators allege Buschmohle wrote checks to himself from the fund over four years, draining it of all $389,000. 

The mother of the boys attempted to contact Buschmohle as they neared the trust disbursement age of 19 to find out how they would receive their payments. After she was unable to contact him, she made a complaint to the Attorney Grievance Commission, who brought the matter to the Warren Police, according to the release.

“This family placed their trust in this man, and he stole everything down to their last penny,” Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said in a release.  “It’s a sad example of the old adage: sometimes it’s easier to rob you with a fountain pen than it is with a gun.”

If convicted, Buschmohle could serve up to 20-years in prison.

Update at 5:08 p.m.: Buschmohle was arraigned Tuesday in 37th District Court in Warren on one count of embezzlement over $100,000. He is free on $100,000 personal bond. He will return to court for an exam on March 5.

Owen Buntch February 06, 2013 at 01:13 PM
My money says that this legal wizard will be off practicing law and preying on other citizens without even a firm slap on the wrist. He will also probably end up being an elected official in the near future because of this extensive training he is going through right now. Like doctors, lawyers protect their own and even mentor them into bigger and better things. Hard time incarceration is way too good for this crook.
Jimmy February 09, 2013 at 12:43 PM
So how 'bout telling us readers what recourse the family has to recover the stolen money?
Mike February 10, 2013 at 07:06 PM
It may as well be a million personal bond!! wtf this asshole didn't even set foot in the old hackel hotel! I'm a former guest and let me tell you.. you'd rather be in prison. And this guy skates out of the courtroom? He wouldn't have gotten as much cash if he robbed ten banks! I'd love to mock the ass of a judge who set this bond.
john perry February 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM
I too have been a victom of "legal theft" by an attorney. After filing a grievence with the ABA concerning this matter, I was stunned, shocked and dismayed that the ABA sided with the attorney on such an obvious case of theft. So much for "policing our own".
June May 17, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Where is the update on this case??


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