Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Former North Carolina Attorney Pleads Guilty To $800+K Embezzlement - Was On The Run For More Than A Year

John Gregory McCormick, 60, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and a former practicing attorney in North Carolina, plead guilty last week to charges he embezzled more than $800,000 from his clients. McCormick, who had been on the run for 13 months before he was arrested by police in Phoenix last year, was sentenced to 108 to 139 months in prison. He disappeared on July 13, 2006, when his car was found abandoned near a North Carolina State park and allegations of missing funds were being investigated. A Phoenix policeman arrested him on a park bench with two homeless men and six cents in his pocket. McCormick was disbarred by the North Carolina Bar last year as well for ethics violations. He is actually believed to have embezzled more than $1.6 million from his clients.

Read the story here, here and here.

Watch the video of his story while on the run on NC Wanted here.

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