EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – The Washington state Court of Appeals has upheld a guilty verdict for an attorney who won a client almost a million dollars in a lawsuit and then stole from him to pay off her mortgage.
Jeffrey Barrett suffered a traumatic brain injury when a drunk driver hit his vehicle in 1995.
Helga Kahr to represented Barrett in the civil lawsuit to recover damages from the crash.
Kahr won a nearly million-dollar settlement from the Lucky Seven Saloon, arguing it over-served the driver who hit Barrett.
A court found that Kahr stole $300,000 to pay off her mortgage.
The appeals court upheld that ruling.