Local attorney sentenced for fraud
Alan Courtney looks on during his sentencing hearing Thursday. Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Arthur Garcia sentenced Courtney, a Santa Ynez lawyer, to more than five years in state prison for defrauding elderly clients. //Mark Brown/Staff

Rex Phillips saw the man whom he trusted as his attorney, but who ultimately swindled him out of ,125,000, sentenced to more than five years in prison on Thursday.

The news that Alan Courtney would serve prison time came to late, however, for the other victims in the case.

The other two victims, both elderly, have died.

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