Judge Won't Delay Trial Of 3 Attorneys Charged With Fraud

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge in Covington denied defense motions seeking a delay in the trial of three attorneys charged with wife fraud conspiracy in a diet drug settlement.
U.S. District Court Judge William Bertelsman ruled on Thursday, saying the case against Allen Cunningham Jr., William Gallion and Melbourne Mills Jr. will go to trial beginning May 12.
Attorneys for Gallion and Cunningham had asked that the trial be put off, citing complexities of the case and extensive files to review.
Gallion, Cunningham and Mills are accused of keeping millions of dollars that should have gone to plaintiffs in the 2001 settlement of a class-action lawsuit for $200 million dollars over the diet drug fen-phen.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Del Location: pine on May 2, 2008 at 01:37 PM
    Get "the man"...empty his pockets...
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on May 2, 2008 at 12:25 PM
    It's about time someone stood up to dirty lawyers, and I think this judge is doing so. It's funny how you can hardly ever get a lawyer convicted of everything, because judges, lawyers, prosecutors, etc all have law degrees and it's an unwritten rule that they don't mess with each other. GOOD JOB JUDGE BERTELSMAN!!! You are doing this nation a service by making sure this trial goes on before evidence is lost, people are paid off, and minds are changed about the horrible things that these a-holes did. I hope after their conviction they never see daylight again and everything they own is sold at auction to satisfy the settlement.
  • by Jules Location: Lexington on May 2, 2008 at 12:10 PM
    It's about time the dirty lawyers learn that just because they have the title of Attorney in front of their names they still have to abide by the same laws that we do. This might teach them a lesson. Hope they have to pay back every penny with interest that they stole. If they don't have the money anymore - sell everything they have!
  • by SGT Howard Location: Afghanistan on May 2, 2008 at 11:38 AM
    the settelment was in 2001, aint that enough time? just trying to delay what they stole and rightly owe their clients, dirty lawyers at their best (or worst in my book)
  • by Joey Location: Lex on May 2, 2008 at 09:37 AM
    This judge should be given the Nobel Prize for having common sense and the biggest kahunas of any judge known to man. My hat is off to this judge. Great job your honor and YOU are definitely a great American!


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