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Former attorney sentenced on forgery, theft charges

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TOOMBS CO., GA (WTOC) -

A former attorney faces the judge in his own case.

Wilson Smith pled guilty to forgery and theft charges that he settled lawsuits behind his clients’ backs and pocketed the settlements totaling more than one million dollars.

He'd already pled guilty to federal charges and received an eight-year sentence.

Victims spoke at the hearing, one asked for the maximum sentence while another asked for leniency.

The judge sentenced Smith to ten additional years.

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