Enid attorney accused of fraud in fee dispute
Ponca City Now - September 12, 2014 6:32 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An attorney has filed a lawsuit against an Enid lawyer, accusing him of fraudulent activities in a case over unpaid legal fees involving an ex-state official.
The Oklahoman reports attorney Stephen Jones calls the lawsuit "a piece of fiction."
Texas attorney Daniel Hagood represented former Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher in criminal tax and bribery cases.
In 2009, Fisher pleaded no contest to accepting bribes. He served 14 months in prison after a 2006 felony conviction in a campaign corruption case. The tax charge against him was dismissed.
Hagood claims Jones, working for a Texas insurance executive, agreed to pay him legal fees for representing Fisher.
Hagood is accusing Jones of fraudulently joining the executive and Fisher in persuading him to take the case and then withholding payments.