Former metro Detroit attorney accused of cheating clients out of money

Posted at 6:41 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 18:41:53-05

A former attorney has been charged with several felony counts including forgery and larceny by conversion $1,000 or more but less than $20,000. 

Police say 38-year old Jason Jonca approached victims involved in car accidents. 

After a settlement would be reached, he allegedly kept the money and clients say they never saw a dime and expenses like medical bills were never paid for. 

The first victim reported it in 2009. 

In 2013, Jonca’s license to practice law was revoked, according to the State Bar of Michigan’s website. 

Several reasons were listed, including failure to promptly pay or deliver any funds or other property that the client or third person is entitled to receive. 

Two others came forward after hearing Jonca was disbarred. 

In total, police say he received more than $143,000 and say victims never received it.

“It's very sad to hear a local attorney in LIvonia is doing this and on top of that, some of the clients had to hire another attorney to investigate this to try to figure out what happened to their money so they're victimized again,” says Capt. Robert Nenciarini.