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Houston lawyer, long-time associate accused of defrauding clients

A Houston personal injury attorney and his former office manager have been charged in connection with a $2.4 million scheme to defraud clients of settlement proceeds, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

Between 2012 and 2021, attorney Clyde J. Moore, along with employee Mark A. Broussard and other employees, allegedly misrepresented the cost of medical bills and led customers to believe the company was paying medical providers more than they had, according to the DOJ. The alleged conduct resulted in clients receiving a smaller portion of their settlement funds.

Moore then used the meager proceeds to buy luxury cars and…