Friday, September 2, 2011

Former Virginia Attorney Convicted Of Embezzling At Least $450K From Law Firm

Kyle Cornelia Leftwich Banning, 46, of Henrico, Virginia, has been found guilty of embezzling at least $450,000 from the law firm of Marks & Harrison, where she had been employed as an attorney.  According to reports, Leftwich deposited social security payment checks into her own accounts instead of the firm's trust accounts, meant as payments for disabled clients.  Leftwich-Banning, whose scheme began in 2003 and continued until its discovery in 2010, has been disbarred and forced out of the law firm.  She has also reportedly paid the law firm $450,000 to settle a civil restitution case last August.

Read the story here, here and here.

Update (11/18/11): Leftwich, who will be 47 this month, was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

Update (1/14/15): Leftwich, now 50, was denied early release from her 40 month prison term.  Read an update of the story here.

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