Monday, November 6, 2017

Madison County atttorney indicted for embezzlement

A Madison County grand jury indicted Madison County attorney Sharon Plunkett for embezzlement and mail fraud last month.  The indictments accuse her of embezzling from her law firm, Young Wells Williams, P.A.  Mrs. Plunkett no longer appears on the firm's website.  

The grand jury returned four indictments against Mrs. Plunkett.  The indictments are:

Indictment #1: Mrs. Plunkett had access to one of the firm's checking accounts and was given the authority to write checks on the account.  The indictment charges the defendant with  obtaining at least one debit card from the bank that could be used to withdraw cash from the account at ATMs.  She allegedly used the debit cards to withdraw at least $25,000 from May 2015 to February 2017.  The firm did not give her permission to obtain nor use the debit cards.

Indictment #2: She allegedly used the a firm account to pay her several credit card bills without the firm's permission.  The indictment states there were six credit card accounts at Chase and Capital One.  The indictment states she embezzled more than $25,000.


Indictment #3: This indictment has  two counts and they are about goats.  Yes, you read that correctly, goats.  Count I states that she

wilfully, unlawfully  and feloniously,  with her intent then and there to cheat  and defraud the aforesaid Young Williams, utilize her access to and control over the aforesaid bank account to initiate and complete two (2) wire transfers out of said account, thereby transferring an amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) but less than Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000), specifically in the total sum of Fifteen Thousand Two Hundred Thirty and no/100 Dollars ($15,230.00),  to "Sunni Florence Milligan," as payment for the purchase of Nigerian dwarf goats for her own use and benefit and did thereby embezzle and convert said sum in violation of Miss. Code......

 The second count charges her with wiring funds from the firm's operating account to a "destination in Texas."

Plunkett
 Indictment #4: This indictment has three counts.  The indictment states that she formed an LLC, Tri-County Title, in November 2016.  It states that she caused Young Williams to pay more than $25,000 to Tri-County Title even though she was employed by Young Williams.  The second count accuses her of writing checks for more than $25,000 on the firm's operating account that were payable to herself.  The third count alleges that she wrote checks on the firm's operating account to make payments on a loan at Citizen's National Bank. 

Mrs. Plunkett posted bond of $20,000.


50 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a baaaaa baaaa baaaaaa baaaad girl

F mickns said...

Nice picture, as usual!

Anonymous said...

She’s a bright lady.....hate to see this.

Anonymous said...

Evidently Chrissy's United Conservative Fund didn't succeed in fleecing the masses, so she had to resort to fleecing her bosses to keep Keith and the goats loving in style. Such a,shame.

Madison Rulz said...

That's the way we roll in Madison. Everyone wants to have as nice of goats as the neighbors.

Anonymous said...

So ... do the goats belong to the firm now?

Maybe use them to shred sensitive documents or something?

Anonymous said...

In case you were wondering:

http://cdn0.wideopenpets.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Everything-You-Need-to-Know-About-Nigerian-Dwarf-Goats.jpg

Anonymous said...

Why do people revel and celebrate on line when an attorney is indicted?

Anonymous said...

10:30
She's not a bright "lady". She's a thief.

Anonymous said...

Will she have to vacate her "Best of Jackson - 2016" award?

Anonymous said...

12:22 - You are kidding, aren't you?

Anonymous said...

Great River Title....

Anonymous said...

Or, 12:22, "Why does a hearse horse snicker
Hauling a lawyer away?" Carl Sandburg

Anonymous said...

she was just borrowing that money and she was gonna put it back, but just never got around to it cause she was too busy posing for her BEST LAWYER IN JACKSON award

Anonymous said...

Someone who supposedly had it together. Posted about going to TX for the goats all the time! Sad to see, but hope justice is served.

bill said...

Why waste time with a trial? All you JJ-trained legal scholars seem to have it figured out.

Innocent until proven guilty, folks. She IS a nice lady, and I'm sure her side of it is different from what's in the indictment. Let the process work before you put her in leg irons.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised that the law firm didn't have better internal controls for the use of the company account. I don't know this attorney personally but the firm should have some responsibility for not using 'best practices' in watching their money. I have a small law firm and I don't authorize anyone else in the firm to sign checks or use the company credit and debit cards. I was burned early on in my career by a bookkeeper. Every since then, I have kept a very close watch on firm funds and clients funds. I am sorry to hear about this occurrence.

Anonymous said...


This sounds much like Ben Allen's case except his employer refused to press charges but the DA did convict the crook.

Her partner, Young, is not one to fool around with.

By the way, I saw Allen on TV over the weekend representing Downtown Partners in a news story---he should not be representing Jackson on anything. I say "FIRE THE BASTARD".

Anonymous said...

Agree 2:44. She needs her "day in court" before being burned at the stake.

Anonymous said...

This is a trifling law firm with trifling people.

She did not steal a dime I bet.

I bet she has her documents in order.

Anonymous said...

4:02
So, you think that that trifling Grand Jury just thought, "what the hell let's charge this fine, upstanding, really nice "lady" with all those charges of theft"? Riiiiight.

Anonymous said...

There are two sides to this story. I do hope that she has the chance to tell her side. It's so sad to see such a brilliant, well-respected woman being slandered and drug through the mud.

Anonymous said...

4:11

Yes

You can indict a ham sandwich

Anonymous said...

It’s not over yet. There is so much more to this case. Bottom line I would not trust Young Wells ever.

Anonymous said...

Mickens would have bitched to high Heaven had her picture not been included, yet he makes a wise crack when it is posted. I've told y'all about this guy.

Anonymous said...

How do you withdraw $25,000 from an ATM?

Anonymous said...

There are two sides to every story. Time will tell. And I hope Young Wells is the one ultimately suffering. Their cash cow left and they had to make some noise about it. Tisk tisk. Karma is a bitch.

Anonymous said...

"payment for the purchase of Nigerian dwarf goats for her own use and benefit". What the Hell do you with pigmy goat???????

Anonymous said...

Frank Mickens is a smart ass that has never done anything useful in our city. Frank revels in being a sideline QB, and NEVER gets his hands dirty with details. He just runs his racist, "I am sooo smart" mouth.

Anonymous said...

Did she go insane? How could she think she could do it?

Anonymous said...

Young Wells is just upset she left! They had to do something to recoup all that revenue she took when she left.

Anonymous said...

The timing of this seems more political than criminal. Ask the Barbours......

Anonymous said...

It's obvious she wasn't a " bookkeeper" but rather the managing partner.

Since a law firm measures gross revenue based on each attorney's billable hours, it's hard to understand how this was missed even hidden in expenses or accounts payable.

It begs the questions ," Did the firm want to hide revenues?" and " Did she leave because of corrupt firm practices or because she ran out of ways to hide her embezzlement? "

Creating a separate title company is particularly interesting in that it can make revenue into an expense for the firm.

What we have so far is only what the firm presented to the officers of the court.

But, I suspect this will cause more financial damage to the firm's reputation than the embezzlement cost them. A firm's revenues are from clients and every client will ask themselves , " Was I billed for to pay for goats?"



Anonymous said...

7:56

All law firms do not measure gross profits on billable hours.

Loan closers don’t bill by the hour.

Plaintiffs lawyers don’t know how to bill by the hour.

The Defenant in this case blatantly advertised her farm animals to all who wished to see....

She is not near dumb enough to be such a brazenly stupid thief.

This is a contract dispute and the firm is strong arming her with these claims.

If she can beat the charges, watch for an enormous malicious prosecution claim.

My money is on her.....she’s too meticulous and honest.

Get your popcorn.

Anonymous said...

"Was I billed for to pay for goats?"

Words to live by.....

Anonymous said...

You guys know nothing. A title lawyer is not a rainmaker. This would explain the need to embezzle.

Here is the statement from the law firm on its website:

The firm recently discovered discrepancies with one of its bank accounts to which Ms. Sharon G. Plunkett had access. The firm took prompt action to investigate the matter which led to the reporting of its findings to all appropriate authorities. Ms. Plunkett is no longer employed by us. Importantly, no client funds were involved nor were any other firm personnel involved.

The firm has been and remains in a strong position, financially and professionally, and its operations and ongoing representations are totally unaffected by this matter.


Anonymous said...

Young Wells really stepped into some serious goat s__t when they brought up the goats. I agree that clients will be asking if they were billed to pay for goats, which they weren't, but it will make YW look bad. They'll look even worse when Plunkett is completely vindicated, they lose clients and Plunkett wins big when she sues them for slander. I guarantee you Plunkett has her facts and accounts in order. YW was greedy and wanted too much of this rainmakers income. When she left they had a hissy fit and tried to take the revenge route. Goats, really YW, you're going to make this about goats???? What a bunch of nitwits.

Anonymous said...

8:58. And which Young Williams lawyer might you be?

Anonymous said...

Does YW still handle the child support collections for DHS? I know at one time YW secured a contract to collect child support. Did they lose the DHS contract?

Experiment X said...

Interesting about the statements that this is about a contract dispute. Maybe so. But this is a criminal action not brought by the law firm. She would not have been indicted had they not investigated and thought they had a case. Just trying to understand.

Anonymous said...

8:58

He says it all.

No client money was involved. That is, she is not accused of taking client money.

What she is accused of doing is using funds belonging to the firm.

She used firm funds which I bet comes out as an arrangement whereby the firm didn’t fare as well as they thought they should.

And 8:58...the idea that a loan closing book of business doesn’t generate enough money to be a rain maker is nonsense.

Title insurance pays 70% or 80% of premiums to the closing lawyer. Close 10 a month and you earn your keep. Close some commercial deals and make a nice living.

Anonymous said...

Sharron Plunket may be a lot of things...thief ain’t one them.

I hope she hires someone to scortch YWs ass.....and the venue will lie in Hinds County....

Anonymous said...

@10:57 A nice living and earning your keep does not mean rainmaker. And generally, title attorneys are not killing it, dollar-wise. They earn for themselves and don't generate work for associates. That is not a cash cow for a defense firm.

Anonymous said...

11:51
You don’t work in a large firm I can tell.
Keep speaking of what you know not.
Activity begets activity.....it’s why firms have lawyers who do deals and close loans.

Anonymous said...

There is no fine line between right and wrong. If YW is right then justice will be served. If not then let the "goats" fall where they may!

F mickns said...

Nice picture King. Kudos to you!

F mickns said...

Also great follow up article!

F mickns said...

Anon - Nov 6@5:15
Kings original post had no pictures. I must applaud him for posting later on.

Anon- Nov6@6:53
So true. I have been sidelined for 8 years attending to cancer that is eating my bones away and weakened my immune system so I haven't been seen much. Pretty weak excuse I guess but I have had enough energy during lucid intervals to enable me to at least sign my posts. My spine is going fast but my backbone is still pretty strong.

Anonymous said...

Good grief. I stand corrected. According to the most recent post, she had a sizable real estate practice. 800 closings a year is nuts.

Anonymous said...

YW and it's predecessor firms has a long history of money fights and break ups.

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