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Prominent South Florida Attorney Guilty in Theft From Urban Development

Lynn Washington recently pleaded guilty to grand theft involving $520,000 stolen from New Urban Development.

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    A prominent South Florida attorney is facing prison unless he can begin repaying urban development funds he recently pleaded guilty to stealing.

    A prominent South Florida attorney is facing prison unless he can begin repaying urban development funds he recently pleaded guilty to stealing.

    The Miami Herald reports that 55-year-old lawyer Lynn Washington recently pleaded guilty to grand theft involving $520,000 stolen from New Urban Development. The group is an affiliate of Urban League of Greater Miami.

    Under terms of a plea deal, Washington must make his first $100,000 repayment or he could go to prison for five years. Washington has also resigned from practicing law and must do 1,000 hours of community service.

    Washington is well-known in Miami as an advocate for housing for the poor, was former president of Legal Services of Greater Miami and was a member of the Orange Bowl committee.