LaPlace lawyer indicted for theft of clients' $50K
BATON ROUGE - A LaPlace lawyer has been indicted, accused of stealing more than $50,000 from multiple clients, one of them elderly.
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's Office said Tuesday that a St. John the Baptist Parish grand jury Monday indicted 42-year-old Kerry D. Brown on one count each of felony theft and compounding a felony and six counts of forgery.
An investigation showed that Brown represented clients from October 2010 to April 2011 in several automobile accidents. He allegedly failed to notify clients of settlements and failed to give funds to clients who were owed money. Brown was arrested in May 2012.
Caldwell says Brown "abused his stature as an attorney to take advantage of vulnerable clients." He says evidence indicates Brown stole thousands of dollars for his own personal use.