Saturday, August 29, 2015

Jefferson County lawyer, wife indicted on felony theft charges

Carl Robert Ogle
A Jefferson County lawyer and his wife have been indicted on charges of felony theft for allegedly pilfering money from his clients.

A Jefferson County grand jury returned indictments charging Carl Robert Ogle, 68, and Tameline Ogle, 63, of Jefferson City, with one count each of theft of more than $60,000, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The couple was arrested Thursday and booked into the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of $10,000 each.

The lawyer, who had practiced law in Sevier and Jefferson counties for nearly 40 years, was disbarred by the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Tennessee Supreme Court in October 2014.

According to board's disciplinary file, trouble began when the money from a lawsuit settlement check for $161,000 disappeared from the escrow account of a client's estate.

Board investigators learned that Tameline Ogle also had access to the escrow account. They later discovered money missing from several other clients' accounts.

The thievery totaled more than $183,000.

Carl Ogle blamed the missing funds on his wife's gambling addiction.

More details as they develop online and in Friday's News Sentinel.

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Jefferson County lawyer, wife indicted on felony theft charges

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