Former Ala. Atty Cops To Bilking $2.8M From Investors

By Stephanie Russell-Kraft (February 19, 2014, 1:41 PM EST) -- A former Birmingham attorney pled guilty in Alabama federal court Tuesday to five counts of fraud in connection with a scheme to bilk more than $2.8 million dollars from investors in a business he owned to spend on vacations, his house and other personal uses.

Christopher Shawn Linton, 34, of Alabaster, Ala., entered his plea before Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins of the Northern District of Alabama, admitting to one count each of wire fraud, mail fraud, securities fraud and money laundering as part of the scheme. Linton also pled guilty to one count of bank fraud for submitting a fraudulent $908,650...

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