Atlanta lawyer embezzled millions, suit says

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 1:54 PM
Last updated 9:37 PM
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ATLANTA -- A one-time managing partner of a prominent Atlanta law firm that specializes in real estate closings has been accused by his own practice of embezzling more than $30 million from escrow accounts.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Nathan E. “Nat” Hardwick IV, who ran the residential practice at Morris Hardwick Schneider, allegedly diverted money held in escrow accounts by the firm and a related title company for personal expenses, such as a portion of the purchase price of a $3 million condo in the St. Regis Atlanta hotel and $4 million wired to casinos.

Attempts to contact Hardwick were not immediately successful, and it is not immediately known if Hardwick is represented by an attorney.

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corgimom
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corgimom 08/27/14 - 02:01 pm
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Yep, the gambling gets them,

Yep, the gambling gets them, every time.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 08/27/14 - 02:14 pm
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Only 7 Million Accounted For

Wonder what he spent the other $23,000,000.00 on? Will be interesting to find out!

AFjoe
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AFjoe 08/27/14 - 02:19 pm
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Large Firm

Must be one hell of a large firm to have that kind of money in its account. How long has this been going on.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/27/14 - 04:38 pm
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I guess I don't think BIG,

I guess I don't think BIG, but I can't understand how you blow $30M.

OJP
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OJP 08/28/14 - 05:57 am
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If there's one thing that will get an attorney disbarred,

it's touching clients' money (even if it's put back).

So he has that to look forward to as well.

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