Alabama lawyer sentenced for misappropriating over $35K
Sep. 21, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An Alabama lawyer has been sentenced to five years of probation for misappropriating funds from a volunteer legal services group.
A federal judge in Nashville also sentenced 48-year-old Kelli Hogue Mauro to five months of home confinement and ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution. Her law license has also been suspended.
Mauro is accused of siphoning over $35,000 from the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program during her tenure as its executive director. Court records say she made approximately 100 transactions that benefitted herself and her family.
Mauro was also ordered to complete a financial responsibility program and complete 20 hours of community service work.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Byron Jones of the Middle District of Tennessee prosecuted the case.