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Somerset attorney Lester Burns, 1982

Posted on July 9, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Attorney Lester Burns Jr., wearing sea turtle skin boots, in his Somerset law office, December 30, 1982. Burns, a one-time candidate for governor and one of the state’s most colorful, best-known defense attorneys before going to federal prison in a fraud case, died Tuesday July 7, 2015. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

Attorney Lester Burns Jr., wearing sea turtle-skin boots, in his Somerset law office, Dec. 30, 1982. Burns, a onetime candidate for governor, was one of the state’s most colorful, best-known defense attorneys, but he went to federal prison in 1986 in a fraud case and gave up his law license. Burns died July 7, 2015. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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