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A Cobb County judge on Friday sentenced disbarred Smyrna attorney Richard V. Merritt to 15 years in prison and ordered him to pay $454,706 in restitution after he pleaded guilty to 34 felony counts including theft, forgery, exploitation of an elderly person and bank account fraud targeting more than a dozen former clients.

Kimberly Asaza, a spokeswoman for the office of Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds, said 13 of Merritt’s victims testified at his sentencing before Superior Court Judge Robert Flournoy III.  

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.

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