The attorney representing Timothy McCabe confirmed in court this morning that the federal case against the disbarred lawyer will likely end in a plea deal rather than a trial.
It was a good assumption based on the way the case was progressing that a plea deal was in the works, but Robert Gershman, McCabe’s attorney was mum on whether that was true or not.
He couldn’t evade federal Judge James Hopkins direct question about the expected outcome.
“I have to be honest with the judge when he asks me,” Gershman said after the swift case status hearing.
McCabe, who allegedly stole an estimated $8 million in client money before going on the lam in April, was not at the perfunctory hearing. The 55-year-old turned himself in after the FBI issued a criminal warrant. He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail.
Former client Marie Pupke attended this morning’s hearing hoping to get more details about the plea agreement.
She said she’s eager to get the court case over with. Pupke lost as much as $1.2 million in dealings with McCabe.
“I just want closure,” she said. “I just want him to pay for what he’s done.”
Gershman wouldn’t comment on where McCabe was hiding during his two months on the run, or if there is any money to recoup for his former clients.
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