Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Ind. Law - "Trial lawyers giving donation from William Conour to victim fund"
Tim Evans reported Aug. 31st in the IndyStar that:
The Indiana Trial Lawyers Association is returning $30,000 donated to the group by former Indianapolis attorney William Conour, who is awaiting sentence on a federal wire fraud conviction.
U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young approved the association’s request to transfer the donation into a court fund established to help repay Conour’s victims. * * *
In August, Young approved a request from Indiana University to transfer $450,000 to the court’s restitution fund.
Conour had donated the money to the university in 2008, prompting the school to name the atrium at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law after him and his ex-wife. University officials decided to return the money after Conour pleaded guilty.
The $30,000 donation from Conour to the trial lawyers group was made in 2009 during a general fund raising campaign, according to court records.
“The ILTA wishes to return the transfer for use in the payment of restitution in the case,” the group wrote in its request for the court to accept the money.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 3, 2013 09:25 AM
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