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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Dec 7, 2018

Suspended Dickson lawyer Jack Garton was charged Thursday with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and tax fraud related to a years-long scheme in which he allegedly misappropriated more than $1.1 million from a trust fund set up for the daughter of a state trooper killed in the line of duty, the Tennessean reports. If convicted of the federal charges, Garton faces up to 20 years in prison on the wire fraud charge, up to three years on the tax fraud charge and an additional mandatory two-year sentence on the aggravated identity theft charge. Additionally, he faces a $250,000 fine on each count and will be required to pay restitution to the victims of his crimes, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Don Cochran.