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.
A patron of a Goodwill store donates clothes in August 2010. A top executive of the Missouri division of the company has pled guilty to million dollar embezzlement charges against Goodwill. (via Flickr/ juliejordanscott)
Many Missourians may be familiar with Goodwill, an organization and chain of stores that allow patrons to donate clothing and other goods for sale to others. It now seems that a former executive of the Missouri division of the company was benefiting more from the company than he should have.