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Lawyer Facing Embezzling Charges to Leave Arizona Jail

Posted September 18, 2007

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— A former Chapel Hill lawyer, suspected of embezzling from clients, should return to North Carolina this week.

John Gregory McCormick, 59, was taken into custody last month in Arizona.

The arrest ended a 13-month international search that included checks of airline passenger lists.

Federal authorities had charged McCormick with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. He also faces a charge of embezzling more than $802,000 in North Carolina.

McCormick has been held without bond in Arizona, pending extradition to North Carolina.