55 year old Bryan Gruetter was a personal injury lawyer with offices in Bend and Portland.
As part of his guilty plea, he admitted he diverted more than 1.1 milion in client settlement funds by interstate wrie transfers. He also admitted he used client's money to pay for personal and business expenses.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 17th.
The maximum penalty for conspiracy to commit wire fraud is 20 years in prison and a quarter of a million dollar fine.