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Conour victims number 33, court filing reveals

Dave Stafford
September 18, 2013
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A defense request for more time to object to a presentence investigation report discloses that the number of victims of former leading personal-injury attorney William Conour is 33, more than the number the government has previously alleged.

Conour is awaiting sentencing in federal court on Oct. 17. He has been jailed since June 27 on a wire fraud charge based on information that alleged he defrauded at least 25 victims of more than $4.5 million. He pleaded guilty a few days after he was ordered jailed for dissipating assets without court approval.

Conour’s public defenders, Michael Donahoe and Joseph M. Cleary, on Wednesday asked the court for more time to respond to the confidential presentence investigation report received Sept. 5. The filing indicates prosecutors have no objection to the request.

Objections to the report are scheduled to be submitted by Sept. 23, according to rules of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

“Counsel cannot comply with the time line for objections,” according to the filing. “There are approximately 33 individual victims, each one reflecting a separate personal injury case. These cases were litigated over a period of ten years. In order to accurately ascertain the loss amount it is necessary to review each case and determine the amount of expenses advanced by the defendant and the third party liens paid from each settlement. The task of recovering the data necessary to complete this loss analysis will require an additional two weeks.”

Southern District Chief Judge Richard Young has not yet ruled on the request.

Conour faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of as much as $250,000.

 
 

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