Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mississippi Attorney Guilty Of Embezzling $362K From Clients

Vann F. Leonard, believed to be in his late 40s, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, is awaiting sentencing for his embezzlement of at least $362,000 from his legal clients.  According to authorities, Leonard transferred funds from at least one client escrow account for his own benefit over a period of about 3 1/2 years, from June 2008 through December 2011. 

Read the story here and here.

Hat tip: FraudTalk reader Joe.

Update: Leonard, 46, was sentenced to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay approximately $440,000 in restitution.

1 comment:

David Marquet @leader-leader said...

It's bad when your lawyer steals from you!