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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Ex-lawyer (Conour) charged with fraud wants to keep fees "

From the AP this evening, this story - some quotes:

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former prominent Indianapolis lawyer who pleaded guilty in July to defrauding clients of $4.5 million wants to keep $2 million in legal fees he says were legitimately earned.

William Conour's attorney, Michael Donahoe, said Tuesday that the defense is still negotiating with authorities to what amount Conour is entitled.

"There seems to be a significant difference of opinion between the government and us," said Donahoe, who works for the U.S. public defender's office.

Donahoe said the government wants to count Conour's legal fees toward restoring clients' losses, while Conour believes he is entitled to legitimate legal fees and expenses.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 20, 2013 04:56 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts