N. Ky. attorney pleads guilty to stealing from clients

Published: Apr. 17, 2015 at 9:41 PM EDT
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BOONE COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - A Boone County lawyer pleaded guilty to charges that that he stole and gambled $750,000 from clients.

John Arnett, 67, of Union, entered a blind plea Friday in the Boone County circuit court to 12 counts of theft.  He is also accused of forging court documents and bank statements to conceal the theft.

Arnett is a Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law graduate who has been practicing for more than 30 years. The Boone County Sheriff's Office said the case came to light when Arnett could not pay $82,389.62 to a couple in December 2013, and he was jailed by Boone County Family Court Judge Linda Bramlage for contempt of court.

He is scheduled to be sentenced in July.

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