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Kingston's Attorney Accused of Misconduct

Kingston's Attorney Accused of Misconduct



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- New allegations have surfaced of alleged misconduct by polygamist John Daniel Kingston's attorney.

State-appointed attorneys representing the children of Kingston and Heidi Mattingly have asked a judge to impose sanctions on Kingston's attorney, Daniel Irvin.

Guardian ad Litem Anthony Ferdon says Irvin's accused of filing meritless motions and motions that were not based on fact.

Irvin has until next Friday to respond to the arguments made in court yesterday. Then, the Office of the Guardian ad Litem has another week to respond to Irvin's arguments.

A decision from the judge could result in sanctions forcing Irvin to pay attorneys fees, or no sanctions at all.

Kingston and Mattingly will be back in court tomorrow to review Mattingly's progress in following a court-ordered reunification plan with her children.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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