Attorney Carlos Moore to be reprimanded

Attorney Carlos Moore speaking at a news conference in Tupelo

An attorney who has handled some high-profile cases locally will be reprimanded Monday in Grenada County Circuit Court.

Posted: Jan 9, 2020 7:07 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — An attorney involved with some high-profile cases locally will be reprimanded Monday in Grenada County Circuit Court.

The state tribunal handling attorney complaints ordered the reprimand after the Mississippi Bar brought the complaint against Moore for what he did with BP oil spill settlement money for one of his clients.

The tribunal said Moore collected his fees and expenses, then paid the rest of the money to his client. However, another lawyer was supposed to get some of the money.

Moore's client got a loan from that lawyer to buy a bulldozer, and the settlement money was supposed to go to the lawyer if the loan wasn't paid back.

Moore accepted the reprimand, adding he regretted giving his client too much money.

The lawyer foreclosed on the bulldozer and got from Moore the balance of what his client owed.

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