Disbarred Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Campbell County lawyer Johnny V. Dunaway pleaded guilty Monday to hiding more than $1 million in income from the IRS from 2006 to 2009. He now faces an April 23 sentencing hearing. The charges carry a maximum penalty of three years in prison, Knoxnews reports, but observers say Dunaway likely faces far less time under sentencing guidelines because he has no criminal history and his plea agreement caps the amount of loss to the IRS to $400,000. Dunaway, who lost his law license in October, is free pending sentencing.