Former Ala. lawyer charged with stealing $90,000

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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
Price Sr.

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.

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