Attorney accused of theft appears in court.
Brownsville attorney, Phillip Jay Stein, appeared in court for a status hearing for stealing from two clients back in 2007. The Cameron County District Attorney's Office investigated Stein and discovered he had deposited a $25,000 dollar settlement check into his bank account and only paid his client $1,500 dollars. In the second case, Stein is accused of taking $60,000 dollars in the purchase of a home that he negotiated for a client. Stein was indicted in 2008.