Above the Law – No Prosecution For Attorney’s Embezzlement

Everybody should have such good friends in high places. Mebane was disbarred from the practice of law in May of 2012. How long is the statute of limitations? Mebane was formerly a member of the partnership firm of Hamrick, Bowen, Mebane, Greenway, and Lloyd. HBM&L was reorganized with the departure of Brad Greenway who was elected District Attorney.

http://www.ncbar.gov/discipline/actions.asp?page=55

https://www.ncbar.com/discipline/DHC_File_DHC_file_filename_bv.asp?DHC_file_doc=450

Mebane embezzled approximately $135,000 from his two trust accounts as well as not collecting taxes as required on his employees.  As a result of Mebane’s misappropriation, at least one client of the firm was deprived of funds to which the client was entitled: In January 2011, HBM&L client Rutherford Hospital attempted to deposit a check for $71,340.32, which represented entrusted funds that should have been held in the HBM&L general trust account for the Hospital’s benefit.

Mebane was has yet to  be prosecuted for the embezzlement of attorney Robert Mebane.