- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - A former Richmond attorney won’t spend any time in jail despite pleading guilty to eight felony theft charges of taking money from clients but never filing their bankruptcy petitions.

A judge ordered 61-year-old Charles Hyde to serve six years on probation. Judge Marianne Vorhees says she believes Hyde can better spend the time working to pay off nearly $55,000 in restitution.

Some of Hyde’s victims told the (Richmond) Palladium-Item (https://pinews.co/1sFIjcb ) after Thursday’s hearing that they believed he deserved a tougher punishment. Robert Florence says someone who stole so much from a store would go to jail.

Hyde closed his office without warning and gave up his law license in 2012.

Defense attorney James Williams says Hyde problems came from undiagnosed psychological problems.

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Information from: Palladium-Item, https://www.pal-item.com


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