Ex-Lawyer Charged With Fraud Wants to Keep Fees
Created by kblakeslee on 8/20/2013 4:34:22 PM


  INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ A former prominent Indianapolis lawyer who pleaded guilty in July to defrauding clients of $4.5 million wants to keep $2 million in legal fees he says he earned.
 
  William Conour's defense attorney says they're still negotiating with authorities to what amount Conour is entitled.
 
  Court documents say Conour has agreed to let authorities auction off dozens of personal items, including art and about 50 bottles of vintage wine. Nearly $500,000 that Conour donated to various groups has been handed over to federal authorities to help pay back his victims.
 
  Also this month, a federal court rejected Conour's request to be released to tend to personal business and see his doctor before he is sentenced on fraud charges in October.
 
  The 66-year-old Conour faces up to 20 years in prison.