Ex-LeClairRyan GC Cops To Obstructing Embezzlement Probe

By Hailey Konnath (July 22, 2021, 7:00 PM EDT) -- LeClairRyan's former general counsel pled guilty to a criminal obstruction charge on Thursday, part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors who accused the disbarred attorney of impeding a U.S. Trustee Program proceeding in 2019.

Bruce Matson, 64, was disbarred after allegations emerged that he had misappropriated $2.5 million from the LandAmerica Financial Group's trust in 2019. Prosecutors claimed in a criminal information lodged last week that he made false statements to the trustee's office about those allegations.

A federal investigation later revealed multiple instances in which Matson, who was the court-appointed trustee in LFG's bankruptcy, embezzled from the trust, according...

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