NEWS OF THE WEIRD

Lawyer Works 29 Hours a Day

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In September, the Dayton Daily News reported an audit of Dayton lawyer Ben Swift (the highest-paid court-appointed public defender in Ohio, at $142,900 in a recent year) revealed several invoices demanding government payment for workdays of more than 20 hours and, in one case, 29. Swift's attorney said his client was guilty only of bad record-keeping.

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