OAKLAND — A former Alameda County Superior Court judge charged with 32 felonies for stealing more than $1 million from his 97-year-old neighbor has agreed to a plea deal.
The Oakland Tribune reports 58-year-old Paul Seeman pleaded no contest Thursday to elder abuse and perjury for stealing the late Anne Nutting’s life savings.
Seeman lived across the street from Nutting and her husband in 1999 when they were banned from living in their Berkeley home, which was deemed uninhabitable.
Seeman offered to help the couple with their legal troubles and won power of attorney over their savings. Prosecutors said he siphoned money from that account after Nutting’s husband died.
With the plea, Seeman will be on five years’ probation and forced to pay back more than $300,000 to his Nutting’s estate.