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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 22, 2019
Dickson attorney and community leader Jack Garton has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for stealing more than $1.36 million from the trust funds of clients, the Tennessean reports. Garton, the former mayor of the town of Burns, was sentenced to 92 months in prison after being charged in December 2018 with wire fraud, tax fraud and aggravated identity theft and pleading guilty to all charges, according to U.S. attorney’s office. In addition to stealing from his clients, Garton underreported his earnings to the IRS.