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Grosse Pointe Lawyer Faces Up to 9 Years in Federal Prison in Embezzlement

Kenneth Flaska pleaded guilty to embezzling money from clients of the Bloomfield Hills law firm where he worked.

Kenneth Flaska of Grosse Pointe will be sentenced Aug. 4 after pleading guilty to embezzlement more than $2.5 million from accounts of clients of a Bloomfield Hills law firm. (Patch file photo)
Kenneth Flaska of Grosse Pointe will be sentenced Aug. 4 after pleading guilty to embezzlement more than $2.5 million from accounts of clients of a Bloomfield Hills law firm. (Patch file photo)

Grosse Pointe lawyer Kenneth Flaska, 62, admitted to federal prosecutors that Wednesday that he embezzled more than $2.7 million, including $2.5 million that belonged to his law firm’s clients.

The embezzlement and money laundering occurred from 2004 to July 2013, The Detroit News reports. Flaska made the disclosures when he pleaded guilty to the charges before U.S. District Judge Paul Borman.

He will be sentenced Aug. 4 and could spend up to nine years in federal prison.

Flaska, who practiced with Bloomfield Hills-based Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC, has resigned from the Michigan bar. He’s accused of moving money from client accounts into his own bank and investment accounts.

mark lewis June 02, 2014 at 09:48 PM
he should get the maximum sentence

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