Texas Lawyer Who Stole From Clients Could Get Life Sentence

Law360, Houston (October 23, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT) -- A disbarred Texas personal injury attorney who copped to felony charges that he ripped off settlement proceeds belonging to his clients faces up to life in prison as prosecutors present their case in the sentencing phase of his trial, which began Tuesday.

Former Dallas lawyer Thomas Corea pled guilty earlier this week to three charges that he stole from his clients and has been indicted in another six cases, according to court records. Prosecutors say that the extent of the theft — which they believe involves...
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