A lawyer in Lubbock, Texas, may be disbarred for collecting $1.6 million in fees from two men who were wrongly convicted of rape and spent years in prison for the crimes.
The State Bar of Texas wants to discipline attorney Kevin Glasheen for what it describes as exorbitant and illegal billing, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Over the years, he has collected about $5 million from 15 exonerated former inmates, keeping $3.5 million for his practice, according to the AP. The rest went to Jeff Blackburn, the chief counsel for the Innocence Project of Texas.
But two of the men he represented said they only had to sign a one-page government form waiving their right to sue to get the compensation. They're suing Glasheen for overcharging them.Read More »from Lawyer collected $1.6 million from exonerated Texas men