Coventry estate planning attorney pleads no contest to embezzlement charge in $1.3M fraud scheme

VINCENT J. MITCHELL, a Coventry man with a Warwick law practice specializing in estate planning and long-term health planning, pleaded no contest to an embezzlement charge. Mitchell was senteneced to 20 years and was ordered to pay restitution of $1.3 million. / COURTESY R.I. STATE POLICE
VINCENT J. MITCHELL, a Coventry man with a Warwick law practice specializing in estate planning and long-term health planning, pleaded no contest to an embezzlement charge. Mitchell was senteneced to 20 years and was ordered to pay restitution of $1.3 million. / COURTESY R.I. STATE POLICE
PROVIDENCE – Former Attorney Vincent J. Mitchell pleaded nolo contendere Thursday and was sentenced to 20 years with 8 to serve at the ACI and the balance suspended with probation, for an embezzlement charge, according to state Attorney General Peter F. Neronha. The state charged that the 59-year-old Coventry man had operated a Ponzi scheme…

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