Former Atlanta attorney Robert Thompson Jr charged with 32 counts of theft
Robert Thompson Jr

FULTON COUNTY, GA - A disbarred Atlanta lawyer who specialized in foreclosure matters was indicted Tuesday by the Fulton County Grand Jury after they say he misappropriated nearly $300,000 from dozens of victims.

Robert Thompson Jr., 65, faces 30 counts of theft by taking by fiduciary and two counts of forgery in the first degree, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. announced.

The indictment states the Atlanta Police Department started receiving complaints from seven of Thompson's clients. Detectives discovered he misappropriated $75,147 clients paid to him in exchange for legal representation.

When the case was forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office, prosecutors and investigators identified 22 new additional victims. The investigation by the DA’s office revealed Thompson misappropriated $191,105.00 from the 22 new victims. 

The Supreme Court of Georgia disbarred Thompson on February 2, 2015, after nearly 40 years of practicing law in Georgia.  

Thompson could face 480 years in prison if convicted on all the charges.

 
 
 
 
Pius Aghadiuno
By Pius Aghadiuno 07/13/2017 18:57:00

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