June 26, 2018 - A Roanoke defense attorney, who prosecutors said engaged in sexual activities with his clients, exchanged legal services for sexual acts from his clients, possessed and used controlled substances, and lied to federal agents about it pleaded guilty to several charges.
Scott A. Webber, 38, of Roanoke, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty to one count of information charging him with making materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branch of the Government of the United States.
Webber faces a maximum statutory penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000.
According to a statement of facts, agreed to by Webber and read into court record, Webber was a licensed attorney and a member of the Virginia State bar whose practice included representing parties in both state and federal courts on both criminal and civil matters.
The statement showed that Webber started representing client 1 in 2014 for driving under the influence and petty larceny offenses.
Client 1 said she had sex with Webber at least twice in exchange for reduced legal fees.
The statement showed that Webber represented client 2 from 2012-2015, approximately, in multiple criminal matters.
On one occasion, the client told Webber she didn't have any money to pay him for his representation so he told her that if she performed oral sex on him, he would submit a letter to the court that he was representing her and promised that she wouldn't go to jail.
Client 3 was represented by Webber between January 25-January 26, 2016, according to the document, where the two discussed meeting at his house and engaging in sexual activity for legal services over text message.
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