F. Lee Bailey Moving Back to Boston
Jun. 11, 2002
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ F. Lee Bailey, who was disbarred in November for mishandling $6 million worth of stock for a client, has put his oceanfront house on the market and is moving back to Boston, his real estate agent says.
Bailey's native Massachusetts also has revoked his law license.
Bailey, 69, gained national prominence in 1966 for getting a reversal of the murder verdict against Sam Sheppard, an Ohio doctor convicted of killing his wife. The case became the basis for ``The Fugitive'' television series.
His house at Point Manalapan in the nearby city of Manalapan is listed for $2.95 million with J.C. DeNiro International Realty Inc.
Bailey paid $1.75 million for the house on Spoonbill Road in 1995.
The phone at Bailey's West Palm Beach law office has been disconnected, and a call Monday to his Boston law office went unanswered. Calls to DeNiro were not returned.
Bailey, whose clients also have included O.J. Simpson and Patty Hearst, was accused by the Florida Bar of mishandling $6 million in stock for a drug trafficker now serving a life sentence. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the state decision in May.
He spent about six weeks in federal prison in 1996 after refusing to turn over the stock. Bailey contended the government agreed he could keep some of the stock and that he did nothing wrong.
Real estate broker Jack DeNiro said the 4,400-square-foot home has been renovated throughout, and has water views on three sides.