UPDATE: Bar accepts Catledge's resignation

JACKSON – A legal tribunal has accepted the irrevocable resignation of William Catledge from the Mississippi Bar Association.

That means the now-former Tupelo attorney can never practice law again.

The resignation culminates years of complaints and investigations by the Bar into Catledge’s practice, including claims at least one employee worked like an attorney without being one.

Most recently, Catledge pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a federal information charging him with mail fraud in a scheme to convert other people’s settlements for his own use.

He hasn’t been sentenced yet and faces up to 20 years in prison and $1 million in fines.

Read Wednesday’s Daily Journal for details.

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