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Ex-Berkeley judge who swindled neighbor gets a sweet plea deal, no jail

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Alameda County Judge Paul David Seeman has been charged with elder financial abuse. Photo: ABC7 NewsSwindle an elderly neighbor out of her life savings, plead no contest and . . . get off with no jail time as part of a plea bargain? That’s the deal former Alameda County Superior Court Judge Paul David Seeman, 58, of Berkeley got from Alameda County DA Nancy O’Malley. He’ll serve five years probation. The big restriction: he can’t act as a caregiver for an elder or dependent adult other than a family member or act as a fiduciary for anyone. C'mon, really? Chronicle

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