Ex-attorney Rominger gets 5 ½ to 18 years in $767K client theft

CARLISLE, Pa. – A former Carlisle attorney who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his sex abuse trial will serve up to 18 years in prison for stealing more than $767,000 from clients.

Karl Rominger, 43, was sentenced to 5 ½ to 18 years in Cumberland County court on Wednesday.

Rominger pleaded guilty in May to one count of theft by deception and 18 misdemeanor counts of misapplication of entrusted property. Prosecutors say he stole from more than a dozen clients and spent the money on casino gambling and other interests.

Rominger surrendered his law license in March of 2014 when an investigation began. He admitted to stealing $767,000 in client funds. His attorney said he is getting treatment for a gambling addiction.

Rominger is also waiting to be sentenced on federal crimes. He pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion for not paying taxes as far back as 2006.

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