ATLANTA -- August 20, 2012
A Florida lawyer is working to untangle a complicated web of property and financial records to recover money for investors left empty handed when a director of a south Georgia bank disappeared two months ago.
A federal court in Atlanta that's handling a complaint filed by federal financial regulators against Aubrey Lee Price appointed Melanie Damian of Miami as the receiver in the case. She's working to identify and secure Price's assets so as much money as possible can be returned to investors.
Authorities have accused Price of embezzling millions of dollars from a Georgia bank where he was a director. A rambling letter to financial regulators indicates Price planned to kill himself. His relatives have told investigators they believe he's dead, but investigators have said circumstantial evidence suggests he's still alive.