Published; Mar 11, 2021
Well, it’s a year later since our shocking news that Burnett’s sentence was fully probated by a Texas judge. However, Burt Burnett finally does an ‘OJ’ and ends up behind bars.
Finally the State of Texas can be given a well deserved hat tip for following up on the terms of his probation and filing a complaint which meant thievin’ Burnett does the actual time he was originally sentenced to – 10 years – but this time in jail.
LIT’s delighted justice is finally served and those injured by his greed feel a little bit better knowing he’s now locked up for his crimes.
Former Abilene attorney allegedly violated probation by using drugs
Originally Published: Jan 27, 2021 | Republished by LIT: Mar 11, 2021
The State of Texas has filed a motion revoke the probation, or community supervision, of former Abilene attorney Burt Burnett.
According to court documents he tested positive for methamphetamine ” on or about September 16, 2020, October 5, 2020, October 12, 2020, November 9, 2020, December 23, 2020, and January 12, 2021.
The State of Texas also alleges Burnett “failed to submit to a hair test as directed on or about October 7, 2020.”
Last year Burnett was sentenced to 10 years of deferred adjudication after pleading guilty for stealing settlement money from his clients.
In October of 2019 Burnett pleaded guilty to felony charges. Prosecutors said he stole more than $500,000 in settlement money. (LIT; Actually, Burnett was ordered to pay over $838k in restitution).
Nancy Edwards was injured in 2012 after her c ar was rear ended by an 18 wheeler. She says she only received $90,000 instead of the $507,000 she was supposed to get in the settlement.
“It makes me sick and I can’t hardly stand it. He stole our money,” said Edwards.
In 2017, the Texas Bar Association suspended Burnett’s law license. He later relinquished it instead of possibly being disbarred.
Burnett’s hearing on the Motion to Revoke Community Supervision continues Friday morning at the Taylor County Courthouse. If he is found in violation he could serve time in jail.