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Former elder law attorney charged with defrauding clients (access required)

A disbarred Lynchburg lawyer has been indicted on 13 felony counts based on her alleged misappropriation of more than $233,000 from elderly clients for whom she held power of attorney. Cherie A. Washburn gave up her Virginia State Bar license last year admitting she took “substantial” amounts from an elderly ward who later died. A federal indictment ...