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Lawyer Accused Of Stealing $160K From Hispanic Clients

Sergey Kuzmin

A personal injury lawyer in Kentucky is accused of targeting Hispanic clients with poor English skills, settling their cases without their knowledge and then pocketing the settlements.

The Courier Journal of Louisville reports five lawsuits, three filed Monday, accuse attorney Andrew Clooney of stealing more than $160,000 from seven clients.

Lawyer Alex White filed four of the lawsuits and says Clooney targeted those clients so their complaints wouldn't be believed or understood.

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Doug Meisel says he's investigating the allegations.

The lawsuits accuse Clooney of charges including fraud and malpractice and ask for compensatory and punitive damages. The newspaper says Clooney hasn't responded to requests for comments.

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