White-Collar Crime

Judge jails lawyer accused of stealing $4.5M from clients, says he dissipated assets

Once a top Indiana construction accident attorney who was featured in 2009 on a Super Lawyers magazine cover, William Conour was jailed last month after a prosecutor argued that he’d violated a court order by dissipating tens of thousands of dollars worth of assets and repeatedly lying to the court.

Soon after his bond was revoked in federal court in Indianapolis, Conour decided to take a plea to a federal wire fraud count in a case in which he has been accused of stealing $4.5 million from clients, according to the Indianapolis Star. An earlier Indianapolis Star article provides further details.

It isn’t clear from news coverage when he will be sentenced and whether any sentencing agreement is part of the planned plea.

See also:

ABAJournal.com: “Ex-lawyer accused of stealing $4.5M from clients is now represented by public defender”

ABAJournal.com: “Feds say assets of ex-lawyer charged in $4.5M client theft are missing, ask judge to revoke bond”

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