Mo. lawyer imprisoned for embezzlement
7:15 am
Tue September 11, 2012

University City lawyer sentenced on embezzlement charges

A former lawyer in St. Louis County is going to prison after embezzling nearly $500,000 from dozens of clients.


The U.S. Attorney's office says 53-year-old Jonathan McKee was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison. He pleaded guilty in March to one felony count of mail fraud.


McKee had a general law practice in University City. Prosecutors said that between 2007 and 2011, he kept more than $495,000 in settlement money from insurance companies that should have gone to about 87 clients.


McKee was disbarred by both Missouri and Illinois last year.


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