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Conour has until week’s end to recoup missing assets

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Former personal injury attorney William Conour on Monday was granted a few more days to comply with a court order to reacquire assets he dissipated in violation of bond conditions pending his federal wire fraud trial.

Conour has through Friday to reacquire and place back in his possession an array of assets that federal authorities could not locate during a recent re-inventory of his home and law office. Richard Young, chief judge for the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Indiana, had ordered agents to re-inspect Conour’s property to assess how much was gone after a federal prosecutor asked Young to revoke Conour’s bond.

Conour is accused of defrauding more than 25 clients of at least $4.5 million. After his arrest in April 2012, he was ordered not to dissipate property federal agents inventoried.

On May 10, Young granted Conour seven days to reacquire the missing assets, but Conour’s federal public defender, James Donahoe, asked for more time and the government didn’t object. Young issued an order Monday giving Conour through Friday to resecure missing assets.

Donahoe “represented that most of the missing assets were transferred to (Conour’s) ex-wife pursuant to an uncontested divorce decree,” Young wrote in the May 10 entry. “…(T)he inventoried assets were not to be transferred without permission of the court.”

Weeks after Conour was charged and bond conditions set, his then-wife Jennifer Conour filed a divorce action in Kosciusko County. In December, a judge in Warsaw approved a dissolution of marriage that divided the couples’ assets, awarding Jennifer a Sheridan horse farm, among other things.

Conour’s trial is scheduled for Sept. 9.

 
 

 

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  1. A sad end to a prolific gadfly. Indiana has suffered a great loss in the journalistic realm.

  2. Good riddance to this dangerous activist judge

  3. What is the one thing the Hoosier legal status quo hates more than a whistleblower? A lawyer whistleblower taking on the system man to man. That must never be rewarded, must always, always, always be punished, lest the whole rotten tree be felled.

  4. I want to post this to keep this tread alive and hope more of David's former clients might come forward. In my case, this coward of a man represented me from June 2014 for a couple of months before I fired him. I knew something was wrong when he blatantly lied about what he had advised me in my contentious and unfortunate divorce trial. His impact on the proceedings cast a very long shadow and continues to impact me after a lengthy 19 month divorce. I would join a class action suit.

  5. The dispute in LB Indiana regarding lake front property rights is typical of most beach communities along our Great Lakes. Simply put, communication to non owners when visiting the lakefront would be beneficial. The Great Lakes are designated navigational waters (including shorelines). The high-water mark signifies the area one is able to navigate. This means you can walk, run, skip, etc. along the shores. You can't however loiter, camp, sunbath in front of someones property. Informational signs may be helpful to owners and visitors. Our Great Lakes are a treasure that should be enjoyed by all. PS We should all be concerned that the Long Beach, Indiana community is on septic systems.

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