- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former Philadelphia lawyer has been sentenced to two years in prison after admitting he took $500,000 from clients to cover personal expenses and debts.

Prosecutors say lawyer Gomer Williams III took the money from four clients of his former firm, Spector Gadon & Rosen.

The sentencing Monday comes after the 54-year-old Williams pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud. He must also pay restitution.

Authorities say Williams was a trustee or executor of the client accounts.

Defense lawyer William Winning says Williams reported the theft to both authorities and the law firm.

Williams must report to prison in August.

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