Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Embezzlment: Family Solicitor Jailed

William Rennie, who was a family solicitor in Ayrshire, was jailed yesterday for a year after stealing almost £90k from clients. In 2004 it was discovered he had embezzled money from the accounts of clients to pay off a VAT bill in an attempt to avoid legal action and he ceased trading after the Law Society became involved.

At the trial Sheriff Alistair Watson told Rennie "A solicitor has a special place of trust in the lives of people and the abuse of that trust is always extremely serious."

Full story Source The Herald 19 May 2009


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