CT Lawyer Who Stole From Aunt Faces Prison

A former White House adviser, aide to a U.S. congressman and prosecutor, Rik Bachman can now add convicted embezzler to his resume.

The Fairfield lawyer pleaded no contest Thursday in state Superior Court to second-degree larceny for stealing more than $200,000 from the accounts of his 85-year-old aunt. He is accused of using some of the money to buy sports memorabilia.

Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Howard Stein said he will recommend the 57-year-old Bachman, of Woodbine Lane, serve a three-year prison term when he is sentenced by Judge Robert Devlin Jr. on June 28.

“The state intends to ask for the maximum amount of time under the plea agreement,” Stein said. “As a member of the bar, he should have been more than aware that his conduct was unlawful in nature.”

Bachman, who had a law office in White Plains, N.Y., was a former New York prosecutor specializing in financial crimes and previously worked in the White House and for former New York congressman Jack Kemp.

He is accused of taking over the affairs of his aunt, Beatrice Bachman, in 2009 and keeping her secluded from other family members while he made large withdrawals from her bank accounts for his personal use.

Stein said after relatives repeatedly sought to contact the woman, Bachman had her moved from her apartment in New York to an assisted-living facility in Trumbull.

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Lawyer Who Stole $200K From Aunt Faces Jail

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4 Responses to “CT Lawyer Who Stole From Aunt Faces Prison”

  1. Thelma Says:

    He sure should have known better!

  2. StandUp Says:

    He's a poster child for greed.

  3. Jason Says:

    I know I should be used to this kind of thing as we see so many articles of family theft and betrayal and yet every time, it sickens me more.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Wow, this is what insiders do all the time and get away with it. As a matter of fact, no one cares. Guess the right person didn't like this guy.

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