Update: On The Arrest and Case of Carol Schlitt Attorney Allowed to Practice before the Supreme Court, 4 months Later Arrested on Embezzlement.
In June of 2016 Carol Schlitt a Huntington personal injury and malpractice attorney was admitted to practice law at the Supreme Court. There is less than one percent of all attorneys in the country are admitted to practice before this Court.
In an article from the Long Islander dated June 2, 2016 it stated “Schlitt called the entire experience both “a thrill and honor.” Also below the picture of Schlitt and her family in front of the Supreme Court Building, from the same article. To read the full article click on this link : http://www.longislandernews.com/the-long-islander-archives/huntington-attorney-admitted-to-practice-at-supreme-court
Then Huntington Bay Attorney Arraigned On Grand Larceny Charge October 2016.
A Huntington Bay Attorney was arraigned on October 28, 2016 on grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing over $800,000 from a client’s settlements fund, stated Suffolk DA Thomas Spota. This alleged crime happened in 2011 according to the court documents Carol Schlitt, 58 of 11 Upper Drive, Huntington Bay, is a personal injury attorney who represented a widow in a wrongful death action involving her deceased husband. Upon settlement of the wrongful death action the defendant held the settlement money in an escrow account.
“Our investigation found that even after obtaining a significant fee in excess of $400,000 the defendant over a four year period siphoned off over $800,000 of the widow’s settlement funds,” DA Spota said. Schlitt allegedly embezzled the money for her personal use.
Schlitt was arraigned in Suffolk County First District Court in October 2016 and held on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond alternative. A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. To read the original arrest article from the District Attorney’s office click here.
So far the case is moving at a snail’s pace the case was updated in the court system and does not show the original arraignment dated of Oct 26, 2016 and two other days in court previously. Now the case has been moved to Judge Camacho. Below please find court records showing, the next court date of 1/5/18. On November 21st Carol Schlitt’s attorney Douglas Nadjari, put a motion to dismiss the case, Judge Camacho denied that motion. The process will continue on January 5, 2018. Please come back in January to see the update of the case.