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Disbarred Lincoln attorney gets prison time for theft case
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Disbarred Lincoln attorney gets prison time for theft case

From the What you missed this week in notable Southeast Nebraska crimes and court cases series

A former Lincoln attorney disbarred by the Nebraska Supreme Court last October has been sentenced to two to four years in prison for keeping thousands of dollars in settlement checks intended for his clients.

Craig A. Hoffman, 44, pleaded no contest to theft by deception, over $5,000, as part of a plea deal in July, where prosecutors dismissed four other theft charges.

Police originally said Hoffman had kept $27,500 in insurance checks intended for two of his clients. The payments either were part of a settlement or intended to pay their medical bills.

Craig Hoffman

Craig Hoffman

Police later learned about three other victims.

Lancaster County District Judge Darla Ideus sentenced Hoffman earlier this month. 

Hoffman voluntarily surrendered his license to practice law in Nebraska and he was disbarred last October.

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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