Attorney Vann Leonard who practiced law out of Ridgeland faces sixty years behind bars and a $750,000 fine. Leonard has pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzlement.
He’s admitted to misleading 2 of his former clients between June 2008 and December 2011. Leonard told his clients he’d hold their money in his trust account for legal fees, when he actually spent the funds for his own personal use.
WLBT TV reports (http://bit.ly/Kv9M4i ) Leonard will go before Judge John Emfinger for a sentencing hearing Monday in Madison County Circuit Court.