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Cobb attorney disbarred, jailed on elder abuse charges

A former Cobb County attorney was disbarred Monday and jailed Wednesday, after he admitted to stealing $75,000 from a client’s settlement in February 2017, according to court documents. 

Richard Vinson Merritt faces felony elder abuse, theft, exploitation and check fraud charges. 

He was booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

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