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Stuart Dubose

Mobile, AL: (Aug-23-07) Mobile Circuit Court Judge John Lockett brought charges against Stuart Dubose, a Washington County Judge, accusing him of collecting a fee while overseeing the estate of a man he never met. The complaint filed with the Alabama Bar Association resulted in a 45 day suspension of Dubose's law license administered just after he was elected as judge and before he was sworn in, in January 2007. A civil lawsuit filed against Dubose was settled out of court in late 2006. This recent judgment revealed Dubose failed to honor the terms of the settlement. In a faxed response to Judge Lockett, Judge Dubose called the ruling illegal and immoral. As part of the settlement, Lockett ordered Dubose to repay $1.2 million to the estate of a former client. Dubose served as judge for the district that covers Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties. [WKRG NEWS: ESTATE FEE]

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Published on Aug-26-07


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