Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 12HF2546: June 20, 2014
SANTA ANA – An attorney was sentenced today to 12 years in state prison for stealing over $780,000 from nine victims, including over $720,000 from his client trust account from two elderly sisters after offering to assist them with their finances. Peter David Nitschke, 47, Newport Beach, pleaded guilty to a court offer Feb. 3, 2014, to six felony counts of grand theft, two felony counts of elder financial abuse, and one felony count of issuing a check with non-sufficient funds, with white collar crime sentencing enhancements.
In March 2010, the 95-year-old mother of 69-year-old Virginia C. and mother-in-law of 65-year-old Diane C. died, leaving the women a property in Northern California and over $675,000 in bank accounts. Continue reading