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Supreme Court appoints new justice’s Circuit Court replacement

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The Indiana Supreme Court has appointed a judge who will fill a vacancy on Boone Circuit Court caused by The Hon. Steven David becoming the newest state justice.

In an order posted today online and file stamped Oct. 14, the high court appointed attorney J. Jeffrey Edens as judge pro tempore in Boone Circuit Court, effective Monday morning. Justice David took the bench on the Supreme Court at 11 a.m. Monday.

Edens is the chief deputy prosecutor in Boone County. According to his biography on Boone County’s website, he graduated from Indiana University School of Law -Indianapolis in 1983. He split his time between private practice and the prosecutor’s office until he was named as the county’s first full-time chief deputy prosecutor in January 2004.

Edens will remain judge until Gov. Mitch Daniels names a successor or until further order of the Supreme Court.

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  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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