The Sumner County Grand Jury has indicted attorney Andy L. Allman in a 28-count sealed indictment alleging crimes of theft from clients and practicing law without a valid law license.
Allman was arrested by TBI agents on August 14, 2017, and his bond has been set at $200,000. His first court appearance has been set in the Criminal Court of Sumner County on Aug. 25, 2017.
On Dec. 6, 2016 Sumner County District Attorney Ray Whitley requested the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate complaints against Andy Allman that he had taken clients' legal fees and had performed no legal services for them and had converted money awarded to some clients in the legal system to his own use and benefit. This indictment is the result of the TBI investigation.
The theft charges range in value from theft of clients' money in excess of $60,000 to theft of $2,000. The range of punishment if he is convicted varies from 8-12 years for theft in excess of $60,000 to 11 months, 29 days for practicing law without a valid license.
Allman practiced law in Hendersonville, Tennessee, from 1996 until his license was suspended by the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility on Sept. 9, 2016.
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