Attorneys Fletcher Long and Carrie Gasaway Found Guilty Of Extortion
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Attorneys Fletcher Long, age 46, of Adams, TN. and Carrie Gasaway, age 44, of Clarksville, TN. were found guilty of extortion Tuesday, according to WKRN News 2.
The case went to trial last week and the jury delivered their verdict Tuesday.
Back in March of 2014, Smokey Barn News obtained a release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that stated that after a two year investigation the T.B.I. had arrested Fletcher Long and Carrie Gasaway after a grand jury returned indictments of one count each of extortion.
On February 28, 2012 and at the request of District Attorney General John Carney, TBI began the investigation. In October 2010, the victim in this case alleged she sought legal services from Gasaway, Long and Associates for the purposes of representing her in the reading of her father’s will. An initial fee for the services was agreed upon by both parties, the release said.
After the will reading, the attorney, Carrie Gasaway, allegedly requested the victim sign a contract for an additional $50,000. When the victim refused to sign the contract, Carrie Gasaway and another attorney, Fletcher Long, allegedly made continued demands for the additional payment and then obtained an arrest warrant for the victim with a $75,000 bond. After the victim was arrested, she retained another attorney, who through a judge, had the bond reduced to $2,500, which allowed her to make bond and to be released.
On March 5, 2014, the case was presented to a Montgomery County Grand Jury, which returned indictments for one count (each) of Extortion against Gasaway and Long.
After they were indicted back in 2014 Gasaway and Long self-surrendered at the Montgomery County Jail. Both were released on their own recognizance.
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