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Ex-Benson attorney pleads guilty to embezzlement

Posted July 2, 2008 10:58 a.m. EDT
Updated July 2, 2008 1:00 p.m. EDT

— 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.