LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A recently disbarred Louisiana attorney has been convicted of stealing money from his clients.
News outlets report Harold Register Jr. entered a no contest plea to grand theft last week. But a Lafayette Parish judge found him guilty of not refunding $16,000 to clients. He faces up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines at an upcoming sentencing. The Louisiana Supreme Court has said some of the funds were supposed to be for a client's personal injury settlement.
Last week, the state Supreme Court banned Register from practicing, ruling he engaged in "serious attorney misconduct."