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State Police Arrest Disbarred Warwick Lawyer on Embezzlement, Fraud Charges

[CREDIT: RISP] State Police charged Vincent J. Mitchell, 57, with 10 counts of Embezzlement and Fraudulent Conversion over $100.

[CREDIT: RISP] State Police charged Vincent J. Mitchell, 57, with 10 counts of Embezzlement and Fraudulent Conversion over $100.
[CREDIT: RISP] State Police charged Vincent J. Mitchell, 57, with 10 counts of Embezzlement and Fraudulent Conversion over $100.
WARWICK, RI — Members of the State Police Financial Crimes Unit arrested a disbarred  Warwick lawyer Monday, the culmination of an investigation started last August when he admitted taking $1,207,233 from 10 clients for unauthorized personal use.

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, reported Vincent J. Mitchell, 57, of 36 Mapledale St., Unit B, Coventry Rhode Island, was arrested on an Affidavit/Arrest Warrant charging him with 10 counts of Embezzlement and Fraudulent Conversion over $100.

The arrest was the result of an investigation begun after Mitchell’s admission to the Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Disciplinary Counsel last August concerning his law practice in Warwick, which had centered on estate planning and long-term healthcare planning. Following his admission he was summarily disbarred.

 The case was turned over to the Rhode Island State Police for investigation.

Mitchell was arraigned at the Sixth Division District Court on April 23, 2018, and was released on $100,000 personal recognizance.

Rob Borkowski
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