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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Prosecutors do 'not believe $3,500 per month in car payments is reasonable or consistent with an individual being provided counsel at public expense.'”

Tim Evans reports this afternoon in the online IndyStar in a story that begins:

An Indianapolis attorney accused of bilking clients out of more than $4.5 million is trying to maintain a champagne lifestyle on what should be a beer budget, a federal prosecutor says.

Responding to William F. Conour’s recent request for a federal judge to release $10,000 from a victim compensation fund to cover living expenses, including $3,500 in car payments, federal prosecutor Jason Bohm had another suggestion.

In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis earlier this month, Bohm said Conour should seek court approval to sell “a large collection of art, including paintings and sculptures, as well as a substantial collection of wine and champagne” to cover his living expenses. Divorce records filed last year show Conour estimated the value of his art collection then at $500,000.

Bohm’s motion added that prosecutors do “not believe $3,500 per month in car payments is reasonable or consistent with an individual being provided counsel at public expense.”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 20, 2013 02:22 PM
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