Friday, February 25, 2005

Attorneys Appear to Be Top DOJ Priority

United States Attorney John L. Brownlee announced the indictment by a federal Grand Jury of an attorney in Lynchburg, VA, (who they list as being 72 years old).  The press release states that "'[t]he indictment details a scheme by which' the two individuals accused 'obtained $1,355,000 from four families by falsely promising them that they could realize a very high return on their money while their invested funds remained risk free in" the "attorney trust accounts."

The conduct alleged in the press release talks about the use of the accused trust account, but also speaks to activities that may have crossed state lines.  The press release states that the accused individuals face a "three count indictment with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aiding and abetting each other to commit wire fraud."

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/2005/02/attorneys_appea.html

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