Friday, January 29, 2010

Attorneys and Judges Involved in Scams Often Seek and Get Early Releases

by Ray Fernandez

As private Citizens we are not allowed to "Take Care of Our Own" when our parents get old and need help, however "Taking Care of Their Own" takes on a new meaning when applied to the legal profession.

Convicted lawyer Karyn McConnell Hancock who admitted to stealing more than $624,000 from 22 clients over six years was sentenced on January 15, 2009 to four years in prison. * I know of people who are non attorneys and who have been convicted of possessing controlled substances, a victimless crime whose life has been turned upside down with long mandatory prison sentences.

It has been learned that attorney Jerry Phillips filed a motion for judicial release requesting that visiting Judge David Faulkner grant her early release after serving only one year of her sentence this motion was recently filed on January 21,2010.

Authorities claim that Authorities said McConnell Hancock would put money into an attorney escrow account for clients of personal-injury cases, probate matters, and real-estate issues, and divert some of the funds for personal use. What a nice business this lawyering business is ! Isn't it?

Attorney Karyn McConnell on April 9 was sentenced to two years of probation with a three-month suspended jail sentence, a $300 fine, and 40 hours of community service. On an non related charge.

More information on this story can be found at the Toledo Blade

* Gloria VanWrinkle a mother of children children, ages 10 and 6 , her crime was possessing one-sixteenth of an ounce of cocaine, equivalent to less than two artificial sweetener packets. Sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 15 years.


Every 20 seconds, someone in the United States is arrested for a drug violation. Every week, on average, a new jail or prison is built to lock up more people in the world's largest penal system.

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