Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich




Defendant Joseph H. Riley, Jr. perpetrated a scheme to defraud multiple beneficiaries of the Estate of Mary A. Riley by using his position as personal representative of the Estate to withdraw more than $100,000 from multiple bank accounts of entities controlled by the Estate. Violating his fiduciary duties to the Estate beneficiaries (his siblings), the Defendant periodically withdrew significant sums of money between December 2003 and November 2005 from the bank accounts of the Estate of Mary A. Riley and business entities owned by the Estate, including: San Juan Realty Company, Homesites, Inc., and the Guadalupe Land & Investment Company. After a guilty plea, at sentencing the Defendant was ordered: to pay $114,750.00 in restitution, to serve 104 days in jail as 52 consecutive weekends; disbarred from the practice of law; and revoked from membership in the national fraternity of Elks.