Theft Charges For Former U.S. Rep Candidate Already Found Guilty of Tax Fraud

Posted on May 17, 2012

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North Carolina (The Gaslamp Post) – A former candidate for the U.S. congress, who pleaded guilty last month to federal income tax fraud is finding out his troubles are far from over.  Disbarred attorney Samuel Neill(D), who is facing 3 years in prison and upwards of $250,000 in fines, is now facing state charges of embezzlement.

Neill is accused of stealing over $2 million from his law clients.  He has already been found guilty of understating his 2008 income by over $850,000, in a trial last month, according to the News Observer.

Neil reportedly sat on the governing board of the University of North Carolina for 12 years, and served as the chairman for 2.  He also ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000 and 2002, but lost both times to incumbant, Charles Taylor(R).

(h/t:  News Observer)

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