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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Attorney Accused Of Wire Fraud

TrustGomer Thomas Williams, and attorney and associate with a Philadelphia law firm, has been charged with one count of wire fraud. The FBI is currently investigating the case. Sources indicate that in a five-year period starting in 2007, Williams swindled $503,361 dollars from four of his trust clients by overbilling for legal work that was not conducted. Williams was the trustee for the client's estates, which allowed him to have complete control over the funds. The information accuses Williams of breaching his fiduciary duty in transferring funds to pay personal expenses. If Williams is convicted, he faces between 33 to 41 months in prison, a possible fine, a three-year supervision period, and a $100 special assessment.

See US: Lawyer Charged With Stealing Client Funds, New Kerala  Jan. 31, 2013.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.

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