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Ex-Benson attorney pleads guilty to embezzlement

Posted July 2, 2008

— A former Benson town attorney has been sentenced to up to two years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $300,000 from his legal clients.

Donald Alan Parker, of Suwanee, Ga., pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of embezzlement. He was sentenced to 18 to 24 months in prison on the charges, followed by five years on probation, and was ordered to repay almost $263,000 that he still owes to his former clients.

Parker with the Benson town attorney for more than 25 years before leaving in May 2006. He was disbarred two months later.


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  • tsquaring Jul 2, 2008

    99% of the lawyers are always making the other %1 look bad.

  • airbornemonty Jul 2, 2008

    I suppose he'll be making his way to Fayetteville where he will fit in just fine.

  • fireman1963 Jul 2, 2008

    Fits right in there with the Easley crowd. Only difference is the Easleys did it "legally".

    Maybe he should apply for an executive-in-residence (what?) at NCSU. Then he could fleece the taxpayers all he wanted to and he would be a good citizen again.

  • Z Man Jul 2, 2008

    He's not done anything worse than what the Easleys have done.

  • pebbles262004 Jul 2, 2008

    "po" thing