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Suspended Idaho lawyer now wanted for felony theft

A Boise attorney has been accused of theft by prosecutors who say he collected money from clients even after he was suspended from practicing law.

Richard Arlan Bergesen was formally accused of felony grand theft by the Ada County prosecutor’s office, which issued a warrant for his arrest.

The Ada County prosecutor’s office said Dec. 29 that anybody who paid Bergeson for future legal services after November 15 should contact local police.

The Idaho State Bar Association indicated on its website that Bergesen is serving an “interim suspension,” meaning he can’t practice law pending the outcome of disciplinary charges.

According to the Bar Association’s official publication The Advocate, Bergesen was publicly reprimanded in 2007 for altercations in Ada County court. Then, he agreed to anger management courses.

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