"Charges were filed against Graff in May 2009, after investigators said he stole money from Matthew Tillery and Easton Vigil. The money was from settlements the men received from the company that owned the airplane in which their wives died. Marci Tillery and Camie Vigil were among nine employees of the Southwest Skin and Cancer Clinic in Cedar City who were killed in an Aug. 22, 2008 plane crash as they returned from a work trip to Moab. The pilot also died. All the families received out-of-court settlements from The Leavitt Agency. But Tillery and Vigil, who retained Graff to represent them, never got their money.
Investigators said Graff used the money to pay for a house in St. George for his girlfriend, pay for her breast augmentation, and take her on a trip to Hawaii, among other things. He also spent $10,000 of the money he stole on a birthday party in Las Vegas for his wife.
'He didn't care for us, he just wanted a big paycheck,' Tillery said during Friday's hearing. 'He pretended to be a savior at the darkest time of my life. What he did has made me angry and frustrated.'
Vigil did not testify, but others who have been swindled by Graff did. After Graff was charged last year, police and attorneys for Iron and Washington counties received more than 100 complaints about him, the Cedar City courtroom was packed Friday with people who claimed to be his victims. Many were elderly. All were angry."
It's especially reassuring to know that our nation's law schools are pumping thousands of these men and women out on an unsuspecting public--most without a means of support, or a clue as to how to pay the bills, etc.