NY Judge Accused of Theft Testifies
By Daniel WiseNew York Lawyer
New York Law JournalOctober 20, 2004r
Brooklyn Justice Michael J. Garson made a second and final appearance yesterday before a grand jury investigating whether he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from his elderly aunt, sources report.
Justice Garson has contended he acted properly under a power of attorney his aunt gave him to spend down her assets so she could qualify for Medicaid.
Sources said that Justice Garson's appearance yesterday indicated the grand jury is close to finishing its work and that a vote on an indictment will be taken soon.