Eastern KY Attorney Charged

An Eastern Kentucky attorney accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a settlement he was supposed to distribute to children of a man killed in a car wreck was indicted by a grand jury according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.In all, the grand jury indicted Elkhorn City’s Timothy Belcher on seven charges of fraud and three charges of filing false tax returns.According to the indictment, the widow of a man killed in a 2001 car wreck in Pike County hired Belcher to represent her in a wrongful-death lawsuit.In 2004 Belcher won a significant settlement, with half going to Johnson’s widow and half to his children, the indictment said. Instead of distributing the money Belcher is charged with spending the money for personal gain.

Source: MG News

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