Alton attorney facing complaint is charged with pot possession

News-DemocratJune 24, 2013 

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An Alton attorney is facing felony charges for the possession and production of marijuana.

Bradford E. Hunt, 56, was charged Monday with producing 20-50 cannabis plants and possession of more than 2.5 grams of marijuana.

On the advice of his lawyer, Hunt said he couldn't comment on the charges.

Hunt posted $10,000 in cash bail and was released from the Alton City Jail.

Hunt's law office is located at 602 E Broadway in Alton.

The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission's website stated that Hunt is currently registered to practice law and was admitted to the bar on Nov. 1, 1982.

A complaint was filed with the ARDC against Hunt on May 22. The complaint alleged that Hunt, who represented a child who was the victim of an accidental shooting, failed to put $60,000 of the child's funds into a trust account, instead paying personal tax obligations, paying down the mortgage on his home and making investments.

Hunt told the mother of the child that he would repay the money and that they could "just keep the matter between two of them," according to the ARDC complaint filed by Jerome Larkin, Administrator for the ARDC.

An ARDC commission must rule on the merits of the complaint, which is pending. The Illinois Supreme Court disciplines attorneys.

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