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Conour online asset auction begins, will run 2 weeks

Dave Stafford
November 5, 2013
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An auction of wine, art, home furnishings and other assets seized from the Carmel home of imprisoned former wrongful-death attorney William Conour begins Tuesday and will continue for two weeks, according to the Texas auction company handling the sale.

Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers  will conduct the auction through Nov. 19. U.S. Marshals inventoried assets from Conour’s home after he was charged with wire fraud in 2012. Conour was convicted and last month was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

There are 136 lots in the auction, the most valuable appearing to be a collection of nine bottles of 1993 Morey Saint Denis Domaine Jean Philippe Marchand wine; its opening bid listed at $3,115. Various knickknacks are listed with opening bids as low as $25.

Proceeds from the sale will go to a court fund set aside for victim restitution. More than 30 former clients – several of them widows and children of people killed in workplace accidents – lost about $6.7 million in settlement money that the government says Conour stole.

While the auction house said it doesn’t have an estimate of how much the sale of assets might bring, sources familiar with the inventory said the total could be about $200,000. The court fund has other commitments totaling about $500,000.

 

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  2. What a fine example of the best of the Hoosier tradition! How sad that the AP has to include partisan snark in the obit for this great American patriot and adventurer.

  3. Why are all these lawyers yakking to the media about pending matters? Trial by media? What the devil happened to not making extrajudicial statements? The system is falling apart.

  4. It is a sad story indeed as this couple has been only in survival mode, NOT found guilty with Ponzi, shaken down for 5 years and pursued by prosecution that has been ignited by a civil suit with very deep pockets wrenched in their bitterness...It has been said that many of us are breaking an average of 300 federal laws a day without even knowing it. Structuring laws, & civilForfeiture laws are among the scariest that need to be restructured or repealed . These laws were initially created for drug Lords and laundering money and now reach over that line. Here you have a couple that took out their own money, not drug money, not laundering. Yes...Many upset that they lost money...but how much did they make before it all fell apart? No one ask that question? A civil suit against Williams was awarded because he has no more money to fight...they pushed for a break in order...they took all his belongings...even underwear, shoes and clothes? who does that? What allows that? Maybe if you had the picture of him purchasing a jacket at the Goodwill just to go to court the next day...his enemy may be satisfied? But not likely...bitterness is a master. For happy ending lovers, you will be happy to know they have a faith that has changed their world and a solid love that many of us can only dream about. They will spend their time in federal jail for taking their money from their account, but at the end of the day they have loyal friends, a true love and a hope of a new life in time...and none of that can be bought or taken That is the real story.

  5. Could be his email did something especially heinous, really over the top like questioning Ind S.Ct. officials or accusing JLAP of being the political correctness police.

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