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Former Summerville attorney sentenced for money laundering

(Charleston-AP) May 12, 2006 - Former attorney Charles Feeley of Summerville has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison after pleading guilty to participating in a money-laundering scheme.

The 54-year-old Feeley was sentenced Thursday by US District Judge Patrick Michael Duffy. Feeley pleaded guilty last year.

Prosecutors say Feeley's client Brett Barnes told his lawyer to create counterfeit checks totaling more than $1 million. Barnes had been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Prosecutors say the fraudulent checks were signed by Barnes using the names of dead people and deposited in Feeley's escrow account.

Prosecutors say Feeley used the funds to buy a certified check to post Barnes' bail.

Posted 9:07am by Bryce Mursch

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