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Ex-attorney William Conour still has not secured legal counsel in his federal wire fraud case, he told Chief Judge Richard Young during a status hearing conducted by phone Tuesday.

Formerly a leading Indiana personal injury and wrongful death attorney, Conour is accused by the government of stealing $4.5 million from clients’ trust funds in a Ponzi scheme over several years. The case in the District Court for the Southern District of Indiana is U.S. v. William Conour, 1:12-CR-0129.

A federal court deputy said Tuesday that Young indicated that an in-person status conference for Conour will be scheduled for sometime in January.

Conour in September parted ways with his then-attorneys, Richard Kammen and Dorie Maryan. He indicated that he didn’t intend to proceed as a pro se litigant and would require disbursements from a trust fund to retain legal counsel.

A trust fund of $100,000 had been established earlier in the year for the purpose of compensating client victims and for Conour’s legal defense. In September, Young allowed Conour a disbursement of $15,000 from the trust, which had a balance of $39,297.35 afterward. In October, Young awarded Conour another $35,000 from the trust.








 

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  1. Well, maybe it's because they are unelected, and, they have a tendency to strike down laws by elected officials from all over the country. When you have been taught that "Democracy" is something almost sacred, then, you will have a tendency to frown on such imperious conduct. Lawyers get acculturated in law school into thinking that this is the very essence of high minded government, but to people who are more heavily than King George ever did, they may not like it. Thanks for the information.

  2. I pd for a bankruptcy years ago with Mr Stiles and just this week received a garnishment from my pay! He never filed it even though he told me he would! Don't let this guy practice law ever again!!!

  3. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  4. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  5. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

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