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Long Prison Term Possible For Ky. Lawyer Who Stole From Clients

Posted at 7:28 AM, Dec 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-08 07:28:14-05

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Kentucky attorney is facing up to 100 years in prison, after pleading guilty to bilking his clients out of nearly $1.1 million.

Much of that money was used to pay off gambling debts, prosecutors said.

Authorities say 72-year-old Danny Butler lives in Campbellsville but operated a legal practice in Greensburg.

Butler was indicted more than a year ago for taking money from the estates of 11 clients between 2009 and 2016. One of those clients lost more than $400,000.

On Friday, Butler pleaded guilty to five counts of wire fraud in federal court in Bowling Green.

Butler is expected back in court March 4 for sentencing.