A former member of a prominent West Virginia law firm is expected to
plead guilty to a federal fraud charge.
Federal prosecutors requested a plea hearing for Leonard Coleman,
a former lawyer with the Goodwin and Goodwin firm, who was fired last year for theft.
A federal criminal filing alleges Coleman had nearly 200-thousand dollars in payments from clients rerouted to his personal bank account.
Coleman did bond work for the firm.
Prosecutors allege he committed mail fraud by receiving and then depositing a ten-thousand-dollar check from one bond client.
The state Supreme Court annulled Coleman's law license last year.
The federal criminal filing indicates Coleman has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.