I-TEAM EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION: Prominent Atlantic County Attorney Goes To Prison For Stealing Life Savings Of Elderly

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By Charlotte Huffman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A prominent Atlantic County attorney is sentenced to state prison for stealing seniors’ life savings.

“This is why people don’t trust lawyers… because of one lawyer’s decision to line her own pockets at the expense of elderly victims who were unable to defend themselves,” Superior Court Judge Michael Donio said during the sentencing of Barbara Lieberman Wednesday morning.

The judge called Lieberman the “quarterback” of a ring of scam artists that conspired to steal $3.8 million dollars over the course of ten years.

Lieberman, of Northfield, was a court appointed guardian and leading specialist in elder law in Atlantic County who gave seminars to senior citizens on end of life affairs, wills and living wills.

“I am sorry. I am to blame your honor,” Lieberman told Judge Donio.

But Judge Donio had no sympathy for Lieberman calling her a “bad apple” responsible for tarnishing…

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