Jail for Texas lawyer charged with funds misuse

August 14, 2012 6:35:48 AM PDT
A South Texas lawyer arrested again for drunken driving has been jailed pending trial on charges she embezzled from her grandmother.

The San Antonio Express-News reports Michelle Lorenz Valicek faces trial next month on a felony charge of misapplication of fiduciary property.

Valicek was indicted in 2009 on charges she spent more than $500,000 of an inheritance meant for her grandmother, Margaret Lorenz. The 97-year-old woman died last year.

Records show Valicek in April 2011 was arrested on a DWI charge.

Prosecutors say her blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit for driving when she was arrested again last week. Bond was set at $100,000.

A judge Monday revoked bond at the request of prosecutors. A lawyer for Valicek didn't immediately comment Tuesday.

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