Arizona Lawyer Tried to defraud Mayo Clinic:
Disbarred Queen Creek probate attorney gets prison for fraud (AZ)
PHOENIX (AP) — A disbarred Queen Creek probate attorney has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for theft and fraudulent schemes.
Maricopa County prosecutors say 69-year-old Rodney Matheson also was sentenced Friday to seven years of supervised probation after serving his prison term.
Matheson was disbarred in September 2013 and arrested by Gilbert police in February 2014.
He pleaded guilty to one count of theft and one count of fraudulent schemes.
Matheson originally was charged with two counts of fraudulent schemes and two counts of theft with investigators accusing him of misappropriating as much as $6 million.
Prosecutors accused Matheson of orchestrating a shell game by taking money from two estates to satisfy a court order for payment of $800,000 to the Mayo Clinic, the major beneficiary of a third estate.
Disbarred Queen Creek probate attorney gets prison for fraud
April 17, 2015