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July 10, 2013
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Luther Strange
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Alabama Attorney General
Claire Haynes (334) 242-7351
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(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest today of
disbarred* Jasper lawyer Garve Ivey Jr. for two counts of first-degree theft. Garfield Woodrow
Ivey Jr, 61, surrendered today at the Walker County Sheriff’s Office and was released on a
$50,000 bond. These charges are in addition to multiple felony counts of theft already pending
against Ivey.
Attorney General Strange’s Office presented evidence to a Walker County grand jury on
May 23, resulting in Ivey’s indictment**. Specifically, the indictment charges Ivey with two
counts of first-degree theft of a check or currency valued at more than $2,500.
Ivey was previously indicted and arrested in February of 2012 for ten counts of first-
degree theft of a check or currency valued at more than $2,500 and one count of second- degree
theft of a check or currency valued between $500 and $2,500. No trial date has been set at this
No further information about the investigation or about Ivey’s alleged crimes may be
released at this time.
If convicted, Ivey faces a maximum penalty of two to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of
up to $30,000 for each of the 12 counts of first-degree theft, which is a class B felony; and one to 10
years imprisonment and a fine of up to $15,000 for the count of second-degree theft, which is a
class C felony.

Attorney General Strange commended those who are handling this case, noting in
particular Assistant Attorneys General Stephanie Billingslea of the Attorney General’s Criminal
Trials Division and special agents of the Attorney General’s Investigations Division.

*According to July 2011 edition of The Alabama Lawyer, a publication of the Alabama State Bar
Association: “Jasper attorney Garfield Woodrow Ivey, Jr., was disbarred from the practice of law in Alabama,
effective March 14, 2011, by order of the Supreme Court of Alabama. The Supreme Court entered its order based
upon the March 14, 2011 order of consent to disbarment of Panel II of the Disciplinary Board of the Alabama
State Bar. Ivey consented to disbarment based on two investigations concerning the misappropriation of third-
party and client funds from Ivey’s trust account.”
**An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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