Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
NEW BOSTON (March 6, 2013)—Don Cooksey, 65, a former lawyer who practiced in Texas and Arkansas, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing nearly $250,000 from clients.
Cooksey was taken into custody Tuesday following sentencing in New Boston.
Last week he pleaded guilty or no contest to more than 30 felonies including theft, misapplication of fiduciary property and forgery.
His prison sentences, ranging from 10 years to two years, will be served concurrently.
The Texarkana lawyer was also fined $60,000.
Defense attorney Will Williams says Cooksey's crimes were financial and driven by a gambling addiction.