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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, November 22, 2013

Clemmons Sentenced to 18 Years


Suspended probate lawyer John E. Clemmons has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The 66-year-old Tennessean pleaded guilty to perjury, theft and defrauding TennCare, the state’s Medicare managed-care program.  Clemmons admitting to stealing $1.3 million from three conservatorship clients and has been cooperating with a probe concerning claims by other former clients that he victimized them as well.

See Martha Neil, Probate Attorney Takes Plea, Gets 18 Years in $1.3M Theft Case as Investigation Continues, ABA Journal, Nov. 15, 2013.

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.


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