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Friday, July 19, 2013

McGregor charged with stealing $120,000 from an escrow account.



When a Greensburg teenager's mother died in a vehicle accident in January 2012, she left a $300,000 insurance policy for her son.

Two local attorneys were appointed by the court afterward — one to act as a guardian and the other as a trustee for the funds from the policy.

When the son, who is now 18, made several unsuccessful attempts to reach J. Russell McGregor, 52, in February to obtain money from the trust account, he reported the situation to Westmoreland County Detective Thomas Horan.

That led authorities to discover that McGregor, a former Ligonier attorney, allegedly took nearly $120,000 from the account, according to an affidavit of probable cause.



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