Convicted Atty Says 'Vague Estimates' Form $40M Restitution

Law360 (May 10, 2019, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A former Georgia attorney convicted of embezzling from his defunct law firm in what prosecutors had previously called a $20 million fraud said a ruling making him pay $40 million in restitution was based on "vague estimates" and fuzzy claims of reputational harm from his ex-partners.

Nathan E. Hardwick IV was convicted last year of stealing from client escrow accounts and operating funds at Morris Hardwick Schneider with the help of former firm accountant Asha Maurya, who pled guilty. Prosecutors said at the time he had embezzled at least $26 million.

Up against a deadline to order the pair to repay...

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