Woman who lost $500K calls ex-lawyer's 5-year sentence for stealing $10M 'a joke'
A former Alabama attorney was sentenced Friday to a so-called “split” 20-year sentence for stealing some $10 million in client funds.
That means Frederick Mitchell “Mitch” McNab, 53, will only have to actually spend five years in prison, assuming he complies with the probation that will follow the five-year prison term in the Houston County case, reports the Dothan Eagle.
One victim who spoke in court Friday about the impact of losing $500,000 called the sentence a joke. “There is no justice,” Norma Jean Danford told the judge. “We have been literally held up and robbed. Five years to me is a joke. I am 81 years old, and I can not replace a half million dollars ever.”
McNab was accused of stealing over $10.5 million from clients between 2002 and 2013, AL.com reported last year.
He pleaded guilty in December to dozens of felony charges.