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Lawyer convicted of raiding fiduciary account surrenders license (access required)

An AV-rated Northern Virginia lawyer has agreed to disbarment after having been convicted of embezzling money belonging to a disabled widow. Attorney Clifford J. Shoemaker held a power-of-attorney for an 86-year-old woman suffering from long-standing dementia, according to Shoemaker’s affidavit consenting to revocation of his license. Over four days in 2018, Shoemaker transferred $57,000 out of ...