Lawyer Disbarred in Georgia for $7.8 Million Loan Fraud Scheme

An attorney who was convicted of defrauding the federal government out of almost $8 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans can’t evade disbarment, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Chandra McNeil Norton pleaded guilty in November 2020 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, a felony, for causing about $7.8 million in losses to the PPP program. She used the funds for her own personal expenses and did not self-report her conviction to the State Bar of Georgia, according to the state’s highest court.

When the State Bar found out about Norton’s conviction, it initiated disciplinary proceedings. The Georgia Supreme Court …

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