The Connecticut Law Tribune reports as follows:
"For years, Michael Schless practiced law in Newington without any hint of wrongdoing. He's now 78, retired and living in Boynton Beach, Florida. And there is a warrant pending for his arrest.
The issuance of the warrant by Newington police is the latest chapter in a lengthy investigation into whether Schless took thousands of dollars from a client with cerebral palsy. Schless had served as conservator for John Fritz of Wethersfield for about 24 years. Fritz's legal counsel asserts that as much as $100,000 was taken, though an attorney representing Schless said his client never took any money and that he is the victim of a bookkeeping problem.
The pending criminal warrant is the latest in a string of legal problems for Schless over his handling of Fritz's case, which also resulted in a disciplinary action and ongoing civil litigation..."