SPENCER, Iowa (AP) — Arrest warrants have been issued for an Iowa attorney once contracted by the State Public Defenders Office.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the warrants issued Thursday for 60-year-old Ney McDaniel, of Spencer, are in connection to 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.
McDaniel has been charged with ongoing criminal conduct, first-degree theft and first-degree fraudulent practice. A message left for his attorney was not immediately returned Monday night.