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TBI: 2 Campbell attorneys indicted

(TBI) An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Campbell County attorney after being indicted on multiple counts of theft.

At the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, on December 28, 2015, TBI Special Agents began investigating complaints of theft against Campbell County attorney Wesley Lynn Hatmaker. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that from April 2009 through November 2015, Hatmaker stole more than $250,000 in funds from the trust account for his clients. The investigation determined that Hatmaker never returned the money to the estates or the victims, and instead used the money for his personal use.

On Wednesday, the Campbell County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Hatmaker with one count of Theft over $250,000, four counts of Theft over $60,000, and two counts of Theft over $10,000. On Wednesday evening, Hatmaker, 50, was arrested and booked into the Campbell County Jail. He was released after posting a $150,000 bond. Hatmaker’s law license is currently suspended.

Hatmaker was the longtime city judge for the City of LaFollette.

(TBI) Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation obtained indictments Wednesday for an attorney accused of taking money from a trust account intended for his clients for his personal use.

At the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Agents began investigating Conrad Mark Troutman on January 25th. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that on several occasions between 2014 and 2016, Troutman unlawfully spent funds held in a trust account for his clients without their consent or knowledge. The investigation further revealed Troutman did not return the funds, concealed their use, and utilized additional client funds to replace previously used funds.

Today, the Campbell County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging the 57-year-old with one count of Theft over $250,000, two counts of Theft over $60,000, and one count of Theft over $10,000. Wednesday, Troutman turned himself into the Campbell County Jail, from which he was released after posting $50,000 bond. Troutman’s law license is currently suspended.

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