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Corpus Christi attorney sentenced for barratry

Posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012    

A Corpus Christi attorney was sentenced this week to three years in prison after a jury found him guilty of barratry. A former employee of the attorney, who also faced barratry charges, took a plea deal with the Texas Attorney General’s Office and was given probation.

As part of the plea deal, the employee was stripped of his law license, sentenced to ten years of deferred probation, and fined $6,000.

According to The Caller, the men approached relatives of a victim of a deadly car crash to offer their legal services. They were able to convince the family to hire them, a violation of the Texas Penal Code.

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