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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Steve Ruckman, 410-576-7035
sruckman@oag.state.md.us

Former Maryland Attorney Convicted of Felony Theft

BALTIMORE, MD ( June 15, 2011) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Robert Zakroff, 63, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, has been convicted and sentenced on a single count of felony theft. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Eric M. Johnson imposed a 3 year sentence, all of which was suspended, and ordered two years probation and $9,081.66 restitution.

The investigation revealed that Zakroff, a former attorney, who had already been disbarred in Maryland and Virginia and suspended in the District of Columbia, acted as an attorney on behalf of a woman in an accident case in 2008.  In May of 2008, Zakroff settled the case with GEICO General Insurance Company for $23,000.00.  Zakroff did not tell the woman about the settlement and spent the $23,000.00 on his own personal expenses.  The woman found out about the theft of her settlement money in October of 2009, a year and half after Zakroff settled her case.

This conviction follows a joint investigation by the Insurance Fraud Division of the Maryland Insurance Administration and the Office of the Attorney General. As always, the Attorney General would like to thank the Maryland State Police for their invaluable assistance in this investigation.

   

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