Friday, April 8, 2016

Bristol lawyer charged with stealing from estate

A longtime Bristol, Tennessee, attorney is in trouble with the law.

Don Cooper has been indicted by a Sullivan County grand jury on the charge of theft of $250,000 or more.

Members of the grand jury say Cooper illegally took cash from a Bristol family's estate worth more than $250,000. He’s accused of stealing that between May 2012 and Nov. 2013.

Cooper’s law license was temporarily suspended on Dec. 4, 2015, by the disciplinary counsel of the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.

News 5 WCYB obtained the order which states Cooper “misappropriated funds and poses a threat of substantial harm to the public.”

He was “immediately precluded from accepting new cases” and had to stop representing existing clients by last January.

News 5 WCYB has learned Cooper’s law license is still suspended.

He is due in court on May 13.

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Bristol lawyer charged with stealing from estate

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