TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Cacherelle Murray says her former attorney, David Whigham stole $60,000 from her 11-year-old son who needed the funds for treatment after a bad car crash.
"A lot of people were affected. This is not a little crime. He needs to be prosecuted to the [fullest] extent," said Murray.
Murray is just one of 11 victims from whom Whigham stole. The now-disbarred attorney recently pleaded guilty to nine counts of grand theft.
Prosecutors say he stole over $1.5 million from charities as well as children and adults with disabilities.
Margaret Petti hired Whigham to protect her special needs trust but instead, he cleaned her out.
Now she wants him to rot in jail.
"He didn't know what he was doing? It was a one-time thing? Really?" Petti asked. "He was under investigation and in the process of being disbarred when he took my money. I didn't know that he knew exactly what he was doing.”
Prosecutors say Whigham's law firm was going under so he used his clients' money to save the business.
He also took his family on lavish vacations, bought a boat, ate fancy dinners and paid other bills.
During the three hour sentencing, Whigham, who faces 185 years in prison, begged for mercy.
"I take full responsibility for what I did. I can't explain why I made the decisions I did. I don't know, my only hope is that the court gives me a chance to right my wrongs," said Whigham.
The judge will make his ruling on Monday. Prosecutors are asking for 10 years in prison. The defense is asking for their client to be sentenced to probation.