Eliot J. Vogt, a disbarred Georgia attorney, recently pleaded guilty to theft by conversion, forgery and identity fraud in Muscogee County Superior Court. According to the Columbus Ledger Enquirer, Vogt was disbarred for inventing hearing dates and provided a forged order to a client in a legitimation case involving custody.
Following the disbarment, Vogt impersonated another attorney to continue doing legal work. He allegedly receives fees for doing domestic relations work, but didn't actually do any work. As a result of this misconduct, several clients lost money and had to incur additional attorneys' fees. Overall, Vogt was ordered to pay $40,000 in restitution.
Vogt was sentenced to a year in prison, followed by nine years probation.