Memphis Attorney Sentenced in Wire Fraud Case

Longtime Memphis real estate attorney David J. Johnson, 72, has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for wire fraud. He also must pay $1.8 million in restitution to clients. Johnson pleaded guilty to stealing client funds from trust accounts and using the money to make loans or investments in businesses in which he had a personal interest. The criminal penalties are in addition to disbarment from the practice of law by the Tennessee Supreme Court. The Commercial Appeal reports