Indicted attorney missing

July 22, 2009 8:44:12 AM PDT
Johnston Co Sheriff Steve Bizzell confirmed to Eyewitness News Wednesday that attorney Chad Lee's family has filed a missing persons report for him.The family told investigators the 32-year-old was last seen on June 25. He was driving a tan colored Toyota pickup truck with North Carolina license plate PRF-6194.

Lee is one of six attorneys and court officials charged with helping cover up DWI cases in Johnston County. Prosecutors charge the six used pre-signed dismissal forms and faked information to get drunken driving cases dismissed illegally.

Special prosecutors with Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office brought the charges after an investigation by State Bureau of Investigation agents into cases that were allegedly dismissed using forms signed by former assistant district attorney Cynthia Jaeger and then filed after she had resigned from the District Attorney’s Office.

Lee faces 28 indictments containing 65 felony counts including altering official case records, felony obstruction of justice, and conspiracy.


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