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.