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Former Venetia Attorney Sentenced for Forgery, Theft

A former Washington County attorney will serve more than 11 months in jail for forging signatures and stealing from clients.

Editor's Note: This story was last updated at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday.

from Venetia was sentenced Tuesday to 11 1/2 to 23 months in jail, according to the Observer-Reporter

James A. Marchewka, 43, will also be fined $30,000 and ordered to pay full restitution for forging the signatures of judges, attorneys and clients on fake legal papers, and stealing more than $250,000 from clients over several years, the newspaper reports. 

A docket shows Marchewka pleaded guilty in April to more than 90 criminal charges before Senior Judge Jay Ober.

Twenty-five years of probation will follow his jail sentence. 

See the attached docket for more information.

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John July 24, 2012 at 05:09 PM
I think you meant 11.5 months not years
Andrea Bosco (Editor) July 24, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Yes, I did. Thank you John for catching that. My apologies.
Minister Troy Freeman September 03, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Mr. M O' magnify the LORD, for He has done great things. Bless His Holy name. I will continue to pray that He will see you through. ..

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