Former Ligonier attorney will be extradited to Tennessee
A former Ligonier attorney will be sent to Tennessee to answer a theft charge.
On Thursday, Westmoreland County Judge Al Bell ordered that J. Russell McGregor be extradited to Fayette County, Tennessee, where the former lawyer is charged with stealing a piece of moving equipment valued between $1,000 and $10,000.
McGregor, 52, objected to the extradition and his defense attorney Dante Bertani told Bell the charges in Tennessee could not be proven.
Bell said he was required to grant the extradition, but ordered McGregor to stay in Westmoreland County until local theft charges against him are handled.
County detectives charged McGregor with multiple counts of theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly taking money from a trust account set up after a Greensburg teen's mother died in a vehicle accident in January 2012.
McGregor, the son of an Allegheny County judge, was appointed by the court to act as a trustee for the funds, police said. County detectives allege McGregor took $120,000 from the fund for his personal use between March 2012 and January 2013.
He is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $75,000 bail.
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