Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have arrested a criminal defense lawyer who was acquitted last year of federal money laundering charges, charging him with eight felony counts of drug distribution for giving 11 prescription pills to a friend who turned out to be an undercover informant. J. Mark Shelnutt says that his arrest comes on the heels of calls from clients and others warning him that they were asked by law enforcement agents to "sign statements they know are false against me and wear wires."
Ga. Attorney Arrested on Drug Charges for Giving Prescription Pills to Friend
September 27, 2010