Attorney Sentenced in Conservator Fraud Cases

Nashville attorney John E. Clemmons today was sentenced to 18 years in prison after entering his guilty plea to three counts of theft, perjury and TennCare fraud. Clemmons admitted to stealing more than $1 million from clients for whom he had been appointed conservator. Under the plea agreement he could be eligible for parole after serving about five years and four months. Absent the plea deal, Clemmons could have faced jail terms of up to 30 years on the theft counts alone, the Tennessean reports.