Man charged with robbing his lawyer

Aug. 27, 2004 at 8:33 PM
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HOBOKEN, N.J., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed and robbed his lawyer was arrested when police found him in the victim's apartment drinking a beer.

Joseph Fallo of Hoboken allegedly went to his lawyer's apartment there early Wednesday, and pulled a knife when the lawyer let him in, the Jersey Journal reported. Investigators say he then made the lawyer walk to an ATM machine and withdraw $230.

A police officer spotted the lawyer and noticed that he had blood on his pants. He accompanied the lawyer back to his apartment, where he found Fallo sitting on the couch.

Both men were taken to St. Mary Hospital, where the lawyer was treated and released and Fallo was tested for drugs and alcohol.

Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said that Fallo has been convicted twice of assault.

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