Prosecutors: Former Franklin Lakes lawyer arrested for stealing over $600,000 of clients' money

Martin Fishman defrauded several clients last year of over $600,000, prosecutors say.

Lanette Espy

Feb 28, 2024, 12:24 PM

Updated 45 days ago

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A former Franklin Lakes lawyer was arrested after being accused of swindling his clients.
Bergen County prosecutors say Martin Fishman defrauded several clients last year of over $600,000.
Starting in May 2023, officials say four victims reported they had been involved in real estate transactions with Fishman, who had not repaid his loans, fraudulently drafted mortgage notes, dispersed bounced checks and misapplied funds. They say he then ceased communication with those attempting to recoup their money.
Fishman’s license to practice law is suspended in New Jersey and revoked in New York.
He is being charged with misappropriating clients' money, identity theft and forgery. He is being held at Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.


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