Lawyer kills himself: Was accused offering discounts for sex, groping undercover cop
The lawyer accused of offering lower fees to female clients in exchange for sexual favors has been found dead in his car next to his Raritan law office, authorities said.
Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano said that police doing a welfare check on Richard P. Shubach found his car parked in an office complex next to his office on Route 202 with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene by EMTs, Soriano
Schubach was charged after an undercover detective, investigating the allegations, went to his office to discuss a criminal case.
During the detective’s first visit to Schuback’s office on Route 202 in Raritan, Schubach, 58, asked her to come back with more documentation about her case and asked her to wear something “pretty” next time, Soriano has previously said.
The next day, the detective came back to Schubach’s officer and “approached her and without permission or prompting, placed his hand into/under the undercover detective’s blouse and began fondling her breast,” Soriano said in an announcement of the charges.
“After briefly stepping away he, again, approached her and placed his hand into/under her blouse and onto her breast a second time,” Soriano wrote. “During this meeting Schubach also placed his hand on the inner thigh of the detective.”
According to Soriano, the detective told Schubach “I don’t like this” and tried to leave. As she headed for the door, Soriano said, Schubach “proceeded to expose her right breast and place his mouth onto her breast. Before she exited the building he instructed her to turn around to face him while he proceeded to lift up her skirt.”
Schubach was then arrested and charged with three counts of criminal sexual contact in the fourth fourth degree, authorities said.
He posted had $2,500 bail and was released.
The New Jersey Officer of Attorney Ethics told New Jersey 101.5 it have received no complaints about Schubach relating to sexual favors.