Stealing clients’ funds = 3 year jail sentence AFTER repayment in full with interest

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Litchfield (AP) — A former Torrington lawyer has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing more than $4 million from a client who suffered from dementia.

Seventy-six-year-old Peter Sivaslian was sentenced Tuesday in Litchfield Superior Court. He had made good on a pledge to repay $4.5 million in principal and interest.

Sivaslian pleaded no contest in May to two counts of first-degree larceny.

Sivaslian had been accused of embezzling millions from the estate of Jane Wiederhold, a former New York City model who suffered from dementia before she died last year at her Barkhamsted home.

Sivaslian must also perform 1,000 hours of community service.