AUTAUGA COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Longtime Prattville attorney and judge George Walthall Jr. has surrendered his law license. Alex Rice, Communications Coordinator for the Alabama State Bar, confirmed Walthall consented to the disbarment.
Last month, several search warrants by multiple law enforcement agencies were carried out against Walthall in Autauga County. Walthall was arrested on criminal charges of first-degree receiving stolen property, a class B felony with a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
According to Rice, Walthall consented to disbarment pursuant to Rule 23 of the Alabama Rule of Disciplinary Procedure, which states "A lawyer, who is the subject of an investigation into, or a pending proceeding involving, allegations of misconduct, may request to be disbarred by delivering to the General Counsel an affidavit stating that he or she desires to consent to disbarment."
WSFA 12 News made several calls to Walthall's office for comment but was unsuccessful.