Timber Scam Victim Says Baker Donelson Lured Him In

By Andrew Strickler (May 17, 2021, 4:30 PM EDT) -- A former Baker Donelson client who lost money in a scam allegedly facilitated by firm members told a Mississippi federal judge Monday that he skipped his typical due diligence on the deal because it was pitched by Baker lawyers he knew.

Speaking in a virtual hearing, Gregory Cantrell told U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves he thought he was being "invited to the club" of a Baker Donelson-run investment opportunity when he was pitched by health care partner Jon Seawright.

Cantrell told the court that Seawright and another Baker lawyer had helped him and a doctor sell a health care business....

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