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Joseph Hogsett, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, received a ticket for speeding in Owen County. Hogsett was driving 10 miles over the posted speed limit on State Road 46 when he was stopped and cited for speeding.

Hogsett said in a news release April 8 that he was running late to a meeting in Bloomington on April 5, but that didn’t justify his exceeding the posted speed limit.

“The United States Attorney must be held to a higher standard. I apologize for my poor judgment in exceeding the posted speed limit and I readily accept the consequences of my haste,” he said.

Hogsett is in the process of paying the $130 fine to the Clerk of the Owen Circuit Court. He became U.S. Attorney for the Southern District in October 2010.

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  • editorial bias
    I am wondering why Indiana lawyer did not cover this fantastic laywer crime story. http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/marion_county/cops-attorney-beat-boyfriend-officer

    concerning Ms Obunlumi Okanlami an Indianpolis lawyer accused of battery and other crimes
  • Not a loss for breaking news,
    rather a loss of resolve to print them. Plenty of high placed Indiana attorneys get popped for DUI without making this newspaper. See, e.g. Boone County in January.
  • Is it NEWS ?
    I am glad to know by the level of inteest Indiana Lawyer has given this issue, that nobody connected with Indiana Lawyer has ever sped or broken any law including J-walking. It seems IN LAWYER is pretty hard up to find some tabloid news item to run
  • Really
    This is some news...Perhaps, if he had said "don't you know who I am?" to the officer it would be something to write about...as he is willingly accepting his punishment for and making no excuses about being "10 over" I must echo "bryanbrown" and the Barney Fife reference...must have been trying to make quota early in the month...
  • I have to wonder ...
    given this level of lawbreaking, if he might have also pulled the tags off his mattresses and failed to recycle his glass products. Time to nip it all in the bud, Andy.

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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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