Former Attorney Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft, Stealing From Ex-Wife and Mother-in-Law

Joshua JanisJoshua Janis, 40, of New Jersey (Image: Chester County District Attorney)

WEST CHESTER, PA — The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced convicted Chester County attorney Joshua Janis, age 40 of New Jersey, pled guilty to 31 counts of identity theft, forgery, access device fraud, and theft by deception stemming from cases involving his ex-wife and his former mother-in-law.

In December 2020, he was convicted of stealing from clients when he was a practicing attorney. He will be sentenced for both convictions on March 22, 2021.

Chester County Detectives investigated; John McCaul and Ron Yen were the prosecutors.

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