Clarksville attorney Gasaway disbarred

Carrie Gasaway

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Clarksville attorney has been disbarred by the Tennessee Supreme Court after being convicted of extortion in Montgomery County.

Carrie Gasaway also admitted guilt in eight disciplinary cases and was ordered to pay restitution to six former clients. She pleaded guilty in eight other cases involving complaints about her.

A statement from the Board of Professional Responsibility says Gasaway violated numerous rules of professional conduct.

Gasaway and attorney Fletcher Long were convicted in May of trying to extort money from Michelle Langlois, who had hired them to attend the reading of her father’s will in October 2010. They both gave up their law licenses.

They were each sentenced to two years in prison, which was suspended to four years of probation.

Long was disbarred Sept. 15.

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