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A Lawyer Who Helped an Exoneree Blow Through $750,000 Is Under Investigation

The North Carolina State Bar probes Patrick Megaro.

The North Carolina State Bar is investigating a Florida lawyer for his treatment of two mentally disabled clients who spent 31 years in prison before being declared innocent.

Henry McCollum and his half-brother, Leon Brown, were exonerated in 2014 after serving decades

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