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Judge: Conour to stay behind bars before sentencing

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Former attorney William Conour will remain jailed pending his sentencing in a little more than two months, a federal judge has ruled.

Chief Judge Richard Young of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Monday denied Conour’s motion for release, indicating he will remain in custody of U.S. marshals pending sentencing on Oct. 17. Conour is being held in the Marion County Jail.

Conour pleaded guilty July 15 to government charges that he defrauded at least 25 personal-injury and wrongful-death clients of more than $4.5 million he received in negotiated settlements. He entered a plea a short time after he was jailed in June for dissipating assets in violation of terms of bond.

Young also on Aug. 1 approved an order clearing the way for Indiana University to deposit with the court $450,000 that Conour had donated to the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, which since has excised the honorary naming of the William and Jennifer Conour Atrium.


 
 

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  • Ms Ogynist
    Misogynist definition: 90% of UrbanDictionary.com male users. Back to the article above; finally the judge is denying a motion and letting Conour know he’s not special nor deserves special treatment…he’s just another convict.
  • HOUSEWIFEING-WHAT ATE THE DOCUMENTED FACTS?
    Housewife has been defined: "Housewife: An uneducated woman with no self-esteem and no life who thinks she has to devote herself to rearing children, her husband, the home and the pets." URBAN DICTIONARY If this does not fit [except for "uneducated"]90% of Carmel "stay at home moms" would be surprising. Not speaking of anyone in particular but Carmel h
    • Politically Correct
      Housewifing? But REALLY working not JUST Housewifing? All things considered, that’s probably as “politically correct” as a misogynist can get. Probably uneducated in other areas as well, you may want to look at documented facts before you make accusations and assumptions in a public forum…otherwise you look like a, what’s the politically correct term for it? Oh, yes…moron.
    • Er Allein ist Schuldig
      Conour’s latest motion is likely a harbinger of how his time will be spent in jail. And each new motion will probably put his unfortunate family back in the press, open to attacks from antagonists who have little understanding or sympathy of what he and his crimes did to his family members. From what has been reported and what is available in public records, he sent all properties into foreclosure and left nothing for his family but debt. A reporter should look into why the Disciplinary Commission allowed Conour to practice law after his illegal practices were reported. An attorney who worked with him reported him in 2008 and Conour’s frauds date back to at least 1999. I agree with Paul Ogden…that’s the red-flag that needs further investigation. And taking a quote from Ogen’s posting, “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it matter most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” Haile Selassie.
    • RED FLAG IF EX-WIFE IS NOT WORKING!
      It is a big waving flying red flag if the ex-wife is not working [outside the home to be politically correct--but really working not just housewifing] but continuing her role as a Carmel housewife; then there is likelihood she is living on moneys acquired from Conour which were stolen and belong to clients/others. There were mentions in this paper that Conour had considered bankruptcy; no mention of Conour AND wife/ex-wife filing. I suggest that a reporter see if she has a real job.
      • HA! HA! CONOUR!
        Imperious, arrogant self-important William Conour can leave the house and Bentley and whatever to the squirrels and raccoons! Apparently he has already squirreled away his clients' money, likely in his divorce! Is anyone looking at ex-wife's or Conour's spawn's assets and the source of those assets? If it was clients' moneys or moneys or clients it should be restored to the clients. If it means taking things from a [former] domestic engineer [stay at home mom or whatever eupehemism for Carmel housewife who does not work] and horse farm manager and her kids, so be it. Conour can now use his time acclimating to being with the guys. Enjoy your time. Squirrel

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      1. So that none are misinformed by my posting wihtout a non de plume here, please allow me to state that I am NOT an Indiana licensed attorney, although I am an Indiana resident approved to practice law and represent clients in Indiana's fed court of Nth Dist and before the 7th circuit. I remain licensed in KS, since 1996, no discipline. This must be clarified since the IN court records will reveal that I did sit for and pass the Indiana bar last February. Yet be not confused by the fact that I was so allowed to be tested .... I am not, to be clear in the service of my duty to be absolutely candid about this, I AM NOT a member of the Indiana bar, and might never be so licensed given my unrepented from errors of thought documented in this opinion, at fn2, which likely supports Mr Smith's initial post in this thread: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1592921.html

      2. When I served the State of Kansas as Deputy AG over Consumer Protection & Antitrust for four years, supervising 20 special agents and assistant attorneys general (back before the IBLE denied me the right to practice law in Indiana for not having the right stuff and pretty much crushed my legal career) we had a saying around the office: Resist the lure of the ring!!! It was a take off on Tolkiem, the idea that absolute power (I signed investigative subpoenas as a judge would in many other contexts, no need to show probable cause)could corrupt absolutely. We feared that we would overreach constitutional limits if not reminded, over and over, to be mindful to not do so. Our approach in so challenging one another was Madisonian, as the following quotes from the Father of our Constitution reveal: The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties. I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. All men having power ought to be mistrusted. -- James Madison, Federalist Papers and other sources: http://www.constitution.org/jm/jm_quotes.htm RESIST THE LURE OF THE RING ALL YE WITH POLITICAL OR JUDICIAL POWER!

      3. My dear Mr Smith, I respect your opinions and much enjoy your posts here. We do differ on our view of the benefits and viability of the American Experiment in Ordered Liberty. While I do agree that it could be better, and that your points in criticism are well taken, Utopia does indeed mean nowhere. I think Madison, Jefferson, Adams and company got it about as good as it gets in a fallen post-Enlightenment social order. That said, a constitution only protects the citizens if it is followed. We currently have a bevy of public officials and judicial agents who believe that their subjectivism, their personal ideology, their elitist fears and concerns and cause celebs trump the constitutions of our forefathers. This is most troubling. More to follow in the next post on that subject.

      4. Yep I am not Bryan Brown. Bryan you appear to be a bigger believer in the Constitution than I am. Were I still a big believer then I might be using my real name like you. Personally, I am no longer a fan of secularism. I favor the confessional state. In religious mattes, it seems to me that social diversity is chaos and conflict, while uniformity is order and peace.... secularism has been imposed by America on other nations now by force and that has not exactly worked out very well.... I think the American historical experiment with disestablishmentarianism is withering on the vine before our eyes..... Since I do not know if that is OK for an officially licensed lawyer to say, I keep the nom de plume.

      5. I am compelled to announce that I am not posting under any Smith monikers here. That said, the post below does have a certain ring to it that sounds familiar to me: http://www.catholicnewworld.com/cnwonline/2014/0907/cardinal.aspx

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