Thursday, May 9, 2013
John E. Clemmons is accused of misappropriating at least $450,000 from the estate of Nannie P. Malone. Clemmons was appointed the elderly woman’s conservator in 2008. After her death in 2012, Malone’s daughter alleges “that Clemmons had sold off at auction hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of Malone’s property but had failed to properly account for the proceeds.”
Clemmons is accused of not making any itemized accountings during the auction, failing to account for numerous personal items, and neglecting to pay property taxes on two lots owned by Malone. Clemmon’s license to practice law had already been suspended indefinitely for an earlier case finding Clemmons had improperly paid himself over $50,000 from the estate of a nursing home resident.
See Walter F. Roche Jr., Suspended Lawyer Faces Lawsuit in a Conservatorship Case, The Tennessean, Apr. 16, 2013.