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Law license for ex-prosecutor to be suspended

March 22, 2013

JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — The law license of the former top prosecutor in southern Illinois’ Union County will be suspended for four months for his confrontation with a process server five years ago.

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan (http://bit.ly/13ftq1o) reports that the Illinois Supreme Court ordered that the suspension involving Allen James begin April 5.

The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission indicates James was serving as state’s attorney in March 2008 when he committed aggravated assault on a process server who was trying to serve him with a summons in a lawsuit.

During that confrontation, James allegedly displayed a handgun.

A judge in 2011 convicted James of aggravated assault, fined him $1,500, ordered him to spend a year under supervision and to surrender the handgun.

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Information from: Southern Illinoisan, http://www.southernillinoisan.com

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