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Probate attorney abandons office, clients; Nevada Bar expected to file for suspension


December 8, 2016

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — A local attorney who handles people’s money has suddenly gone missing.

The Nevada State Bar has told News 3 they will soon be filing to have him suspended from practicing law in Nevada.


Las Vegas attorney disappears with millions in client funds, State Bar alleges (NV)

Las Vegas Review-Journal

December 9, 2016

Longtime probate attorney Robert Graham has stolen millions of dollars in client funds and abruptly abandoned his law practice, the State Bar of Nevada alleges in a complaint.

The state bar says it learned Graham shut down his firm Dec. 2, firing employees and leaving behind client files.


Former County Judge Joel Baker’s trial set to begin Monday; accused of violating Texas Open Meetings Act

Tyler Morning Telegraph

December 10, 2016

The trial of former Smith County Judge Joel Baker on three misdemeanor charges of violating the Texas Open Meetings Act is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday on the first floor of the Smith County Courthouse.

The meetings, which took place in 2014, were about some proposed unmanned speed cameras, which were discussed in executive session by members of the Smith County Commissioners Court. He was indicted by a Smith County Grand Jury in June, following an investigation by Texas Attorney General’s Office prosecutor Daniel Brody.