- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two Clarksville attorneys found guilty of trying to extort $50,000 from a client have been suspended from practicing law by the Supreme Court of Tennessee.

The Leaf-Chronicle reports (https://leafne.ws/1LalMqm ) Carrie Gasaway and Fletcher Long were suspended on Friday until further notice.

The court’s Board of Professional Responsibility says it will investigate the matter further to determine the extent of final disciplinary action against the two attorneys.

Gasaway and Long were convicted last week of trying to extort money from Michelle Langlois, who had hired them to attend the reading of her father’s will in October 2010.

The crime is a felony with a sentencing range of two to 12 years with a maximum fine of $5,000.

Gasaway and Long are expected to appeal their convictions.

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Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle, https://www.theleafchronicle.com

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