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Ex-Lawyer Gets Nearly 4 Years in Prison for Embezzling From Clients and Law Firm

By on January 13, 2019 in Criminal Law, Law Firm Management

A former Oregon lawyer who stole money from her clients and used it to pay her mortgage, do landscaping projects at her home and subsidize lavish vacations and plastic surgery was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in federal prison, reports The Oregonian.

“[Pamela S.] Hediger worked from 2010 to 2017 as an attorney, president and managing shareholder at Evashevski, Elliott, Cihak & Hediger law firm, focusing on personal injury cases. While at the firm, she embezzled money from the firm’s client trust and business operating accounts, according to prosecutors,” explains The Oregonian‘s Maxine Bernstein.

In addition to the prison sentence, Hediger also was ordered to pay $1.9 million in restitution, $471,399 in outstanding federal income tax and forfeit her Corvallis home.

Read the Oregonian article.