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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Mississippi Attorney Guilty of Embezzling $1.2 Million of Inheritance


Flowood attorney Michael J. Brown has been found guilty of embezzling $1.2 million of inheritance money from the estate of civil rights leader Dr. Aaron Henry.

Brown was hired for the guardianship of Henry’s grandson, Demon McClinton, and was instructed by court order to only dispense funds for McClinton’s benefit with prior approval from the court.  Unbeknownst to the court, Brown depleted $1.2 million of the inheritance money by placing the funds into his own personal escrow account.  Brown filed fraudulent paperwork to try and conceal his crime and now faces a 40-year sentence.

See Michael J. Brown Sentenced to Embezzling $1.2M of Inheritance, The Clarion-Ledger, Sept. 5, 2013.


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It's amazing that some can be smart enough to pass the Bar and so stupid to believe they won't get caught stealing. Arrogance!

Posted by: Michael R. Loveridge, J.D. | Sep 7, 2013 5:13:44 PM

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