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Jul 6, 2012 11:21 AM

Tucson attorney suspended from practicing law

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson attorney has been suspended for 60 days for violating professional rules of conduct.

The State Bar of Arizona says it recently reached an agreement with Jay Powell on the suspension that began Thursday. He'll be placed on two years' probation once he's reinstated and must pay more than $1,400 to the bar to cover investigative costs.

The bar had alleged that Powell failed in his duty as a legal professional in at least five separate cases.

An investigation found that Powell knowingly failed to abide by his clients' decisions, did not return client's property after he no longer represented them and did not respond timely to the bar's requests.

The bar says Powell admitted to a pattern of misconduct and multiple offenses.

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