Vermont Law founder pleads 
innocent to fraud charges

(Rutland, Vermont - AP) The man who helped establish the Vermont Law School is facing 145 years in prison on charges he defrauded a woman out of 150,000 dollars.

Seventy-six-year-old Anthony Doria of South Royalton pleaded innocent yesterday in US District Court in Rutland to a variety of federal fraud charges.

Doria is charged with defrauding Barbara Umbrecht of Newport, New Hampshire.

Prosecutors say Doria promised to invest her money, but converted instead used the money himself.

Doria was indicted in November. New charges were added in March.

Doria helped found the law school in 1973.

Law School Founder
Faces Life for Fraud

Woman Claims She's Out $150,000 Thanks to Anthony Doria

May 6, 2004

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. -- One of the founders of the Vermont Law School faces life in prison if he's convicted of defrauding a woman out of $150,000.

Anthony Doria, 76, of South Royalton, faces a variety of federal fraud charges that could add up to 145 years in prison.

He pleaded not guilty Wednesday in court.

Prosecutors said Doria promised to invest the woman's money but instead used the money for himself.