MEMPHIS – Ongoing casework by Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in charges for a Memphis attorney, accused of forging signatures and stealing settlement money intended for at least two clients.
At the request of 30th District Attorney General Amy Weirich, TBI Special Agents began investigating George Skouteris on May 4, 2012. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that over a period of several years, Skouteris forged signatures on at least two settlement agreements and two checks, in an effort to deposit funds intended for at least two clients in his own bank accounts. The Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility disbarred Skouteris earlier this year.
On Thursday, Agents secured warrants, charging the 54-year-old with two counts of Theft over $1,000 and two counts of Forgery. Skouteris subsequently turned himself into the Shelby County Sheriff’s Fugitive Office and was later booked into the Shelby County Jail. At the time of this release, a bond amount had not been determined. The investigation into Skouteris continues, with the possibility of additional victims and charges.