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Lawyer sentenced for stealing from clients

Friday - 5/10/2013, 9:10am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from his clients has been sentenced to six months in prison.

Forty-eight-year- old Deairich Hunter was also ordered to serve six months of home detention and to pay restitution at sentencing Thursday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

According to a statement of offense, Hunter represented people in disability and personal injury claim disputes. Prosecutors say Hunter settled claims without notifying clients and stole the proceeds.

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