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Husband-and-Wife Attorneys Get Reciprocal Sentences in Tax Case

Posted May 11, 2012 11:31 AM CDT
By Martha Neil

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As part of a plea deal, a former Michigan attorney is serving a 15-month federal prison term in a tax evasion case, now that his attorney wife has completed her own eight-month stint in the slammer on a misdemeanor conviction for failing to file a tax return.

Charles Rominger Jr. got less than the recommended 30 to 37 months when he was sentenced in September in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the Detroit Free Press reports.

The reciprocal sentences allowed the couple to care for their young son.

Rominger was disbarred by consent earlier this year after an interim suspension because of his felony conviction, according to a Michigan Attorney Disciplinary Board notice (PDF).

His wife, Nancy Dilley, is currently suspended from practice, according to the State Bar of Michigan member directory.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Prominent Lawyer Gets 8 Months as Her Attorney Husband Urges Court to Blame Him in Tax Case"

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