MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A former Mobile lawyer is accused of stealing $90,000 from the estate of a client's husband and spending part of the money on a diamond ring.
Mobile County assistant district attorney Geoffrey Alexander says 49-year-old J. Gullatte Hunter III was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree theft of property.
The Press-Register reports that a woman named Opal Price hired Hunter to represent her in settling the estate of her husband, Jack
Alexander says Hunter told Price that $90,000 from the sale of a house would be divided between her and her husband's children from a previous marriage.
Alexander says Hunter deposited the $90,000 into a personal bank account and had the bank issue a check for $38,000 to a jewelry store.