Disbarred Prattville attorney facing new charges
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A disbarred longtime Prattville attorney and municipal judge is facing new charges, the Alabama Attorney General's Office announced.
According to Attorney General Steve Marshall, George Walthall Jr., 71, was arrested on Thursday on one count of first-degree attempted theft of property and one count of unauthorized practice of law.
Walthall was previously arrested in May for allegedly receiving stolen property. That charge is still pending.
On June 1, Walthall surrendered his law license following an investigation by the Alabama Bar Association. The AG's office says his disbarment went into effect on June 14.
Marshall says the charges are related to two incidents: The first happened when Walthall attempted to collect a payment of $3,500 for legal services he solicited. He attempted to collect the payments on June 14th and 26th. The second is related to a July 16th action seeking relief on a defendant's bond.
Anyone who has been contacted by Walthall regarding legal services after June 1 is asked to notify the Attorney General's Investigations Division by calling 334-242-7300.
No further information about the investigation or about Walthall's alleged crimes other than that stated in the warrants may be released at this time.
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