Heartland Attorney Faces Variety of Charges

A heartland attorney is facing felony charges as the result of an ongoing investigation.

On Thursday, October 10, arrest warrants were issued for 60 year-old Ney McDaniel.

McDaniel is charged with Ongoing Criminal Conduct, (Class B Felony), Theft in the First Degree, (Class C Felony), and Fraudulent Practice in the First Degree, (Class C felony).

McDaniel is a former contract defense attorney for the State of Iowa Public Defender's Office.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the warrants issued Thursday in connection with a July audit that questioned his billing practices.

The audit identified more than $177,000 of improper disbursement to McDaniel. In one case, he claimed to have worked 24 hours or more in a single day during 80 days.

The audit shows McDaniel took in $1.1 million from 2005 through March 2011, when his contract was terminated.

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