Former Memphis Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Clients

David J. Johnson, a Memphis real estate attorney who was disbarred last November, pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than $1 million from client trust accounts. His plea agreement on federal wire fraud charges includes making restitution to all identifiable victims who suffered losses in the scheme. The wire fraud statute carries up to 20 years in prison, though federal sentencing guidelines likely will recommend something considerably less. He will be sentenced in November by U.S. Dist. Judge S. Thomas Anderson. The Commercial Appeal has the story