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Justices again suspend Anderson attorney facing multiple theft counts

January 12, 2016

An Anderson lawyer suspended from the practice of law and accused of stealing from trust and estate clients sums that could total $500,000 has drawn another suspension order for failing to cooperate with three disciplinary investigations.

Stephen W. Schuyler, 62, faces 13 felony counts that accuse him of stealing from multiple clients and plundering their estates he represented. Among the victims is a widow whose final bequest of about $164,000 to her church Schuyler is accused of stealing.

Schuyler was previously suspended and failed to respond to show cause letters the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission issued in September.

Schuyler’s trial date is set for Feb. 9 in Madison Circuit Court 3. He faces three counts of Class C felony theft of at least $100,000; Class C felony and Level 5 felony counts of corrupt business influence; one count of Class D felony theft; one count of Level 5 felony check deception; four counts of Level 6 felony check deception; and two counts of Level 6 theft.

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