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Judge sets Conour guilty plea hearing

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Former leading personal-injury attorney William Conour is scheduled to appear in court to plead guilty to a federal wire fraud charge next week.

Chief Judge Richard Young of the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Indiana ordered Conour to appear at 10 a.m. July 15 in Room 349 of the Birch Bayh Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis.

Last week Conour filed a petition to enter a plea of guilty six days after Young ordered him jailed pending a trial that had been set for September. Conour was escorted from court in handcuffs after Young revoked his bond for dissipating assets in violation of terms of his release.

Conour is accused of defrauding 25 or more clients of at least $4.5 million, although many attorneys familiar with the case believe the losses may be greater.  Conour faces a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of as much as $250,000.

Contacted Monday, Conour’s public defender and federal prosecutors declined to comment on Conour’s petition to enter a guilty plea.

 

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    I'm aware there is discussion on renaming the IU Conour Atrium. Conour paid $450,000 to IU to put his name on that wall and the monies may have come from the dead and disabled who never received their settlements. It would be fitting if Conour’s donation could be put into an account for his victims.

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  1. I just wanted to point out that Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Senator Feinstein, former Senate majority leader Bill Frist, and former attorney general John Ashcroft are responsible for this rubbish. We need to keep a eye on these corrupt, arrogant, and incompetent fools.

  2. Well I guess our politicians have decided to give these idiot federal prosecutors unlimited power. Now if I guy bounces a fifty-dollar check, the U.S. attorney can intentionally wait for twenty-five years or so and have the check swabbed for DNA and file charges. These power hungry federal prosecutors now have unlimited power to mess with people. we can thank Wisconsin's Jim Sensenbrenner and Diane Feinstein, John Achcroft and Bill Frist for this one. Way to go, idiots.

  3. I wonder if the USSR had electronic voting machines that changed the ballot after it was cast? Oh well, at least we have a free media serving as vicious watchdog and exposing all of the rot in the system! (Insert rimshot)

  4. Jose, you are assuming those in power do not wish to be totalitarian. My experience has convinced me otherwise. Constitutionalists are nearly as rare as hens teeth among the powerbrokers "managing" us for The Glorious State. Oh, and your point is dead on, el correcta mundo. Keep the Founders’ (1791 & 1851) vision alive, my friend, even if most all others, and especially the ruling junta, chase only power and money (i.e. mammon)

  5. Hypocrisy in high places, absolute immunity handed out like Halloween treats (it is the stuff of which tyranny is made) and the belief that government agents are above the constitutions and cannot be held responsible for mere citizen is killing, perhaps has killed, The Republic. And yet those same power drunk statists just reel on down the hallway toward bureaucratic fascism.

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