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Now-Disbarred Attorney Acquitted in Fen-Phen Case Faces New Indictment re Law Firm Insurance Policy

Posted Jan 12, 2011 4:46 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Disbarred even though he was acquitted of criminal charges in a high-profile prosecution of three attorneys over their alleged swindling of clients in multimillion-dollar diet drug litigation, ex-lawyer Melbourne Mills Jr. is now facing a new case.

Indicted today by a Fayette County, Ky., grand jury, he is accused of misrepresenting information in a 2003 application for liability insurance for his law firm, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

Mills has been involved in litigation with Continental Casualty Co., which paid for his defense in the so-called fen-phen diet drug prosecution.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Jury Acquits Fen-Phen Lawyer Who Used Drinking Defense in Fraud Case"

ABAJournal.com: "Fed’l Jury Convicts 2 Ex-Lawyers in $95M Fen-Phen Litigation Settlement Scam"

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