Lawyer disbarred after convicted of embezzlement

Janet Mastronardi (Photo: The Providence Journal)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An East Greenwich attorney has been disbarred by order of the Rhode Island Supreme Court after she pleaded no contest to charges of embezzling from an elderly client.

Janet A. Mastronardi, 54, was sentenced last July to two and a half years home confinement and four and a half years suspended with probation.

Mastronardi was accused of overbilling her client by more than $129,000 for services rendered in overseeing the woman’s finances. The woman needed assistance due to declining health.

The Rhode Island Supreme Court had suspended Mastronardi back in March 2013. On Jan. 30, 2015, Mastronardi filed an affidavit with the state disciplinary board acknowledging that she was aware she was the subject of a disciplinary investigation; the disbarment followed, and is retroactive to March 11, 2013.

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