Brownsville Attorney Charged with Theft

POSTED: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 8:31am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

A Brownsville attorney is headed to the courtroom again to face charges filed against him.

Phillip Jay Stein turned himself in to police on Tuesday after a woman filed theft charges against him. Officers investigated the attorney and found that he deposited a $25,000 dollar settlement check into his account and then paid his client $1,500 dollars from that settlement.

Stein is also facing charges in another theft case investigated by the Cameron County District Attorney's Office. In that case, he's accused of taking $60,000 dollars in the purchase of a home that he handled. That case is scheduled for trial next week.

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