Call Us Today For A Free Quote | 866.940.1101
Professionals Insuring Professionals
 

Recently we blogged about the chronic overbilling problem in West Virginia has for state appointed work. 

The attorney in that blog had been suspended for 2 years.  At that time state officials were stating that there were other attorneys that were far worse.

West Virginia Attorney William Lester has been charged with fraud in overbilling for court appointed work.  According to the state officials, Lester managed to bill the state for more than 24 hours a day on at least 17 days.  Lester had billed the state for over $600,000 in court appointed work in the past 2 years.  West Virginia pays $45 per hour for out of court work and $65 an hour for in court work.  Assuming an average billing rate of $60 an hours this works out to billing for over 10,000 hours in the past 2 years.

Kanawha County prosecutors believe that Lester is now in South America.  When assistant prosecutor Fred Giggenbach recently got a Twitter account, one of the 1st people to follow prosecutor Giggenbach on Tiwtter was Lester.  According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail Lester wrote to Giggenbach, “My Man Fred! Welcome to Twitter.  Send my Best to All!”.

Giggenbach stated that ‘Maybe we can tweet him a plea deal’.

Share |


No Comments


Post a Comment
Name
Required
E-Mail
Required (Not Displayed)
Comment
Required


All comments are moderated and stripped of HTML.
Submission Validation
Required
CAPTCHA
Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
 
Enter the Validation Code from above.
NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version
Quick Contact
Referrals
We love referrals! And thank you even more for your continued business.
Customer Service
Self policy service any time of the day, directly from our website.
Join Our Newsletter
Stay in touch with the latest events, news and offers we have.
From Our Blog From Our Customers
Read More Read More
Stay In Touch With Us Helpful Site Links Read the News
Sign up now to receive new and updates Stay up-to-date with the latest industry, community and agency news through our newscenter. We also provide handy hints on how to save on your insurance.

Read More
We have the expertise to find you the right coverage at the right price 
Powered by Insurance Website Builder