Sunday, October 17, 2004

The lawyer in the D-Day fundraising case punished for good deeds

The Roanoke paper reports here ("Lawyer talks about 'huge ordeal'," 10/17/04) on the Bedford lawyer who wrote a legal opinion and faxed it to a banker, for which he wound up facing federal prosecution, making a plea agreement to testify against Richard Burrow, and may yet be disciplined by the Virginia State Bar. The article notes that the fellow has done a lot of pro bono work, and that he "charged the foundation $140 for the legal opinion that got him into this situation, and that cost was mainly to cover office expenses."

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