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Former attorney gets probation in fraud case

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A former attorney who pleaded guilty to mail fraud last year was sentenced to 3 years probation Tuesday by a federal judge.

The charge was brought in October 2008 in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division, against Brian L. Nehrig, Fishers, following an FBI investigation into Nehrig's work on foreclosures in 2005 and 2006. He worked as a foreclosure attorney for Citifinancial and would submit bids at sheriff's sales for foreclosed homes. The investigation found Nehrig sometimes submitted inflated bids and had arrangements with friends and associates to buy the properties. He didn't tell Citifinancial about the arrangements and kept the profits, a $66,000 loss for Citifinancial.

Nehrig faced up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the mail fraud charge. He resigned from the bar in 2007.

In addition to the three years of probation, District Judge Sarah Evans Baker sentenced Nehrig to 6 months home confinement, and that he perform 8 hours of community service each month while he is on probation. He also was fined $2,500.

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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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