Clarksville attorneys sentenced in extortion case

Fletcher Long and Carrie Gasaway
Fletcher Long (L) and Carrie Gasaway (R)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Montgomery County attorneys Fletcher Long and Carrie Gasaway were sentenced Wednesday a month after they were found guilty of extortion.

Found guilty in May, Long and Gasaway were charged in March 2014 following a two-year investigation into allegations they tried to force a client to pay them $50,000 for services.

Both were sentenced to two years in prison, but that was suspended to four years of probation.

A settlement was agreed to, with Gasaway and Long agreeing to forfeit their law licenses for life, waive any right to appeal their convictions.

They will pay $2,000 each in restitution to the victim.

According to a release at the time of their indictment, the victim said she sought legal services from Gasaway in October 2010 to read her father’s will. An initial will was agreed upon by both parites.

After the will reading, Gasaway requested the victim sign a contract for an additional $50,000.

When the victim refused, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Long joined Gasaway in making continued demands for the additional payment.

The case went to trial last week and the jury delivered its verdict Tuesday.

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