Attorney should have received stricter sentence
Editor, the Advocate:
Seriously, Charles J. Kvinta, a well-known attorney, will serve 45 days in jail and was assessed a $5,000 fine. Is that all? That's pennies to him. Kvinta has to perform 500 hours of community service - hopefully, in the sweltering sun - and pay restitution to his victim. Aw, such a shame. Kvinta also surrendered his law license. For how long is that license suspended before he repeats such a crime? He will be on probation for six years. What, only six years? Seriously? I find this so unbelievable that he will not get a prison sentence. I bet any other individual would have gone straight and directly to prison.
The trust from that lady he stole from and that family should have been represented highly and should have made Kvinta serve time in prison. But Kvinta was admired for his fame and his family's wealth.
Now, who can trust this law firm or, much less, attorneys?
What a slap on the wrist!
Ophelia Salinas, Victoria