Lawyer sentenced in misdemeanor theft
URBANA — A longtime Urbana lawyer was sentenced to 12 months court supervision Friday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor retail theft.
Marvin Gerstein, 74, admitted to trying to steal food and newspapers in January from the Schnucks at 200 N. Vine St. in Urbana.
While he pleaded guilty to the single count of misdemeanor retail theft, he'll have no record of conviction if he successfully completes his court supervision. Gerstein also will have to pay $777 in court costs, fines and restitution.
Gerstein appeared with his attorney, Mark Lipton of Champaign, before Judge Richard Klaus on Friday morning. Gerstein has been practicing law for 49 years and plans to continue working, Lipton said. He has lived in Urbana since 1975.