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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • James Clampitt trial hearing rescheduled

  • Set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 10 in Chariton County Court
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  • The court trial hearing involving former Mexico Attorney James Clampitt for allegations of stealing without consent, attempted stealing, and fraudulent use of a credit device has been canceled.
    The initial court date was scheduled for Sept. 9 in Chariton County.
    A media advisory sent this morning from the Chariton Court Clerk states a jury trial has been rescheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 10. Clampitt is charged with stealing without consent, attempted stealing and fraudulent use of a credit device.
    Clampitt was formerly a partner in the Mexico law firm of Brett, Erdel, Owings and Clampitt, P.C., and left the firm in June 2010.
    The offenses stem from incidents that allegedly occurred between June 17, 2010 and July 31, 2010.
    His case was moved to Chariton County on a change of venue.
    In January 2013, Clampitt was convicted of felony involuntary manslaughter and felony leaving the scene of an accident in the June 2010 death of Richard Cobb. He was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary and six months in Audrain County Jail.
    In June 2013, he was disbarred by the Missouri Chief Office of Disciplinary Council of the Supreme Court effective June 1. His right and license to practice law in Missouri has been canceled and his name stricken from the roll of attorneys in this state.The court trial hearing involving former Mexico Attorney James Clampitt for allegations of stealing without consent, attempted stealing, and fraudulent use of a credit device has been canceled.
    The initial court date was scheduled for Sept. 9 in Chariton County.
    A media advisory sent this morning from the Chariton Court Clerk states a jury trial has been rescheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 10. Clampitt is charged with stealing without consent, attempted stealing and fraudulent use of a credit device.
    Clampitt was formerly a partner in the Mexico law firm of Brett, Erdel, Owings and Clampitt, P.C., and left the firm in June 2010.
    The offenses stem from incidents that allegedly occurred between June 17, 2010 and July 31, 2010.
    His case was moved to Chariton County on a change of venue.
    In January 2013, Clampitt was convicted of felony involuntary manslaughter and felony leaving the scene of an accident in the June 2010 death of Richard Cobb. He was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary and six months in Audrain County Jail.
    In June 2013, he was disbarred by the Missouri Chief Office of Disciplinary Council of the Supreme Court effective June 1. His right and license to practice law in Missouri has been canceled and his name stricken from the roll of attorneys in this state.

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