Richard Egbert, a prominent criminal defense lawyer in Boston, died yesterday of an apparent heart attack while vacationing with his family in the Adirondacks. He was 61.
Richard Egbert is best known for his work defending New England mobsters and politicians and businessmen accused of white-collar crime. Some of his notable clients include former Providence, RI mayor Buddy Cianci and former Massachusetts House Speaker Tom Finneran.
In a statement, Richard Egbert’s wife had this to say about her husband: "He was the best in everything he did. Being a lawyer was a small part of it. He was a great husband, a great father and a great friend. As good as he was as a lawyer, he was just an extraordinary person. A huge, huge man."
Source: Boston Herald