News: Custer County Attorney disciplined for assisting felons leave

Air Date: 06/04/2021

Custer County Attorney Steven Bowers and a Broken Bow defense lawyer have admitted to a scheme allowing local criminals to avoid prosecution if they agreed to get out of town and not come back. Both attorneys have been reprimanded by the State Supreme Court in an opinion released on Friday. According to the Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court, Bowers admitted to making deals that would get local accused felons out of town and making it easier for them to flee the county. The plans were revealed during an investigation by the Counsel earlier this year.