- Attorney Found Guilty of Misdemeanor Law Firm Theft, Acquitted by Judge on Over 15 Felony Charges
Attorney Found Guilty of Misdemeanor Law Firm Theft, Acquitted by Judge on Over 15 Felony Charges
Posted Oct 29, 2012 2:46 PM CST
By Martha Neil
An Ohio lawyer was found guilty after a bench trial Friday of a misdemeanor petty theft from his former law firm, because he had a client make out a $500 check to him personally and did not share the payment.
However, Jesse Jackson Jr., 48, was acquitted by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Keith Spaeth of 16 felony money-laundering counts and two felony theft counts, reports the Oxford Press. He had been accused of stealing $9,163 from his former law firm, Caparella-Kraemer & Associates.
Spaeth sentenced Jackson to three years of community control and fined him $1,000. He could also potentially face attorney disciplinary action from the state supreme court, the article notes.
An earlier Journal News story provides additional details about the original case against Jackson.