More fraud charges filed against former Oklahoma City attorney awaiting sentencing
BY NOLAN CLAY NewsOK.com
Friday, November 16, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - Former Oklahoma City attorney John Milton Merritt was accused Thursday in two new criminal charges of getting almost $2.6 million in loans through fraud.
Merritt, 74, was accused in a criminal charge Wednesday of forging a Texas attorney's name on settlement checks in order to keep the attorney's share.
The three charges were filed in Oklahoma City federal court. His attorney, Mack Martin, declined to comment.
Merritt already is awaiting sentencing in federal court for stealing $430,451 from the settlements of children he had represented in lawsuits over car wrecks. He pleaded guilty in July.
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