Wayne Williams was a managing partner for a personal injury law firm in town. Recently, he pled guilty to over 20 counts of theft by taking and 19 counts of forgery. He was proscecuted successfully by the Fulton County District Attorney,
According to the AJC article, Mr. Williams converted the firm’s funds to his own use over a period of three years from 2004 – 2007. Specifically, Williams forged 24 checks that had been made payable to his employer and deposited these checks into his personal checking account. The theft was discovered when the firm conducted a review of the bookkeeping.
Consequently, Mr. Williams has been ordered to surrender his law license, write a letter of apology to the firm, serve 18 months in prison and 20 years of probation, repay $145,000.00 and perform 500 hours of community service. I believe the punishment fits the crime inasmuch as Mr. Williams intentionally and deliberately continued to steal from his employer over a three year period. I think it goes without saying that Mr. Williams will never be able to practice law in the State of Georgia again.
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