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Ex-attorney indicted for alleged embezzlement

The other shoe has dropped for Franklin lawyer J. Edward Moyler Jr., who was indicted yesterday on nine counts of embezzlement.

As Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported last month, Moyler admitted taking millions from a decedent’s account. He also took over $100,000 from three other estates.

Moyler is due in Suffolk Circuit Court on May 26 to answer the civil judgments, reports the Tidewater News. He has yet to be arrested on the criminal charges.

Each count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, so Moyler could be sentenced to 180 years if convicted.

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