Jury Indicts Phen-Fen Lawyers

A federal grand jury indicts three suspended Lexington lawyers.

William Gallion, Shirley Cunningham, and Melbourne Mills were charged with conspiring to commit wire fraud.
The lawyers were representing more than 400 people in a lawsuit over the diet drug Fen-Phen.

If convicted,Gallion, Cunningham, and Mills could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.


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  • by Been Had Location: KY on Jun 22, 2007 at 12:43 PM
    Just goes to show how ethical some attorney's are, they lie, cheat and steal and make other attorney's look bad. No wonder they have so much money to buy a racehorse "Curlin", drive expensive cars and have homes in Kentucky and Florida, they robbed me and 400 more people to gain their goods. If the judge doesn't impose prison time, which I doubt he will, he is an attorney too, these scumbags should live week to week like some of us do!!
  • by Kevin Location: Richmond on Jun 16, 2007 at 07:11 AM
    This is no joking matter. My aunt was affected by the drug Fen-Phen. She now is affected by what it did to her. Since waiting on the extra money to come in that she didn't get in the "first round," her husband has died and she's become much sicker. She probably won't be able to enjoy much or any of the settlement she's yet to receive. This is what makes what the lawyers did so much more despicable. As if they didn't have enough money already. I just don't understand why it's still taking so long to get the money to the plaintiffs.
  • by Paul Location: Lex on Jun 15, 2007 at 04:05 PM
    No Casey i believe all have been suspended. Smith, they are being charged with conspiracy, also they will be asked to return a large portion of the judgement to be redistributed. Sorry about your heart condition, Phen-fen was a garbage drug that should have never seen the light of day. You will get justice ...
  • by Level Headed Location: Lexington on Jun 15, 2007 at 07:32 AM
    What I can't believe is that any person would actually use these lawyers for anything based on their television commercials. Talk about cheesy. Same thing goes for the Heavy Hitter; what a class act...LOL!
  • by Smith Location: Lexington on Jun 15, 2007 at 07:02 AM
    Phen-Fen left me with a heart condition and I signed up with Cunningham and never received any money from him. I guess my portion was what he used to pay off his ex-wifes house. Or maybe to nuy the farm in Georgetown that he lives in. They all should go to jail for a large number of years to be served, not be able to practice law anymore either.
  • by Krys Location: Charlotte on Jun 15, 2007 at 06:35 AM
    i can't believe these attorneys would violate the public trust like that...oh, wait: sure i can.
  • by Casey Location: Lexington on Jun 15, 2007 at 06:19 AM
    So will they be representing themselves?
  • by wilhemakeit Location: between the sheets on Jun 15, 2007 at 05:39 AM
    Now if we can get the politicians we would have a better place to live.
  • by Don Location: London on Jun 15, 2007 at 04:41 AM
    Three lawyers in jail is a good start.Now if we could just get the rest of them.

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