September 19, 2019

Ex-Grant Thornton Partner Sorry for Taking $4 Million That Wasn’t His

Craig Haber, who, after being a partner at Grant Thornton for 11 years, started helping himself to client fees, admitted today that what he did was wrong and he's sure sorry about the whole thing:  
Craig Haber, who prosecutors said diverted money to his own bank accounts between 2004 and 2012, pleaded guilty to a charge of mail fraud in federal court in New York. "I knew my conduct was wrong," Haber said at a court hearing. "I apologize sincerely to the firm for my actions." Haber, 59, had been a partner at Grant Thornton from 1993 to 2012 in the firm's New York offices. As part of his plea, he has agreed to not appeal any order requiring up to $4.34 million in restitution. He also agreed to forfeit $3.97 million, as well as all rights to his downtown Manhattan apartment and $1.8 million in a brokerage account.
The Reuters article reports Haber used the money on personal expenses "including his New York apartment's mortgage" so that must've been a great pad. Hope one of you can land it in a government auction or something.
 

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