Tuesday, January 13, 2009

California Attorney Arrested For Embezzling From Clients

John Jeffrey Long, 60, of Santa Clarity Valley, California, was arrested Friday for allegedly embezzling more than $150,000 from his clients. Long has been charged with three counts of grand theft by embezzlement and fraud and one count of forgery, according to prosecutors. Long allegedly took the money between June 2006 and July 2007, which was part of a contingency fee arrangement with a client. According to prosecutors, Long essentially kept a larger portion of his client's settlement than the agreed upon 1/3 share. He was also reportedly stole from other clients as well. The California Bar Association disbarred Long in March 2007 for "irreparable injury."

Read the story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's about time he got his judgment! He ripped us off, too! Just too beat up and no money to go after him!
This creep caused us great losses and misery. Hope he rots in jail!