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Ex-LeClairRyan General Counsel Pleads Guilty to Obstruction

July 22, 2021, 7:18 PM

Bruce Matson, a disbarred former general counsel of defunct law firm LeClairRyan, pleaded guilty on Thursday to obstructing an official proceeding, the Justice Department said.

“Matson abused his position as an attorney, officer of the court, and bankruptcy trustee to enrich himself at the expense of the people whose very interest the court appointed him to protect,” Raj Parekh, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said in a statement.

Matson agreed to be disbarred in November 2020 in light of a pending disciplinary investigation relating to allegations that he misappropriated millions of dollars while acting as ...

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