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Lawyer charged with stealing court records

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By Elizabeth Eisele By Elizabeth Eisele

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- A Chesterfield lawyer faces felony theft charges after police say he swiped a document from a St. Louis County courthouse file in an adult-abuse case.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 49-year-old Scott Charles Ehlermann is accused of taking a portion of a legal exhibit in a case involving a protection order.

A woman who answered the phone at Ehlermann’s Creve Coeur office Friday told The Associated Press he was not available to comment.

Two witnesses say they saw the attorney remove a piece of paper from a court file before returning it to a clerk. Theft of court records is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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