Saturday, May 31, 2003

Former Virginia Beach attorney sent to prison for bilking inmates' families of at least $74,950

As reported here in the Virginian-Pilot, a former Virginia Beach lawyer will be sentenced by Judge Payne of the E.D. Va. to serve some period in prison for cheating "at least 17 inmates' families out of $74,950." The article notes that the defendant also "was incarcerated for four years before a Florida court overturned his conviction for the 1991 slaying of his wife."

In a somewhat similar story, a former West Virginia lawyer was charged in South Carolina on Friday "with running an unlicensed James Island law firm that illegally solicited thousands of dollars worth of business from prison inmates and their families throughout the Southeast," according to this report.

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