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Liberty lawyer indicted for obstruction of justice

Robert J. Young II, a Liberty lawyer, is accused of spending money meant for restitution payments in a criminal case.
Robert J. Young II, a Liberty lawyer, is accused of spending money meant for restitution payments in a criminal case.

A Liberty lawyer is facing federal indictment for allegedly keeping money meant to reimburse crime victims.

Robert J. Young II, 47, appeared Thursday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City where he was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of obstruction of justice.

Federal prosecutors said that the family of a criminal defendant gave Young more than $62,000 for the purpose of making restitution in the defendant’s case.

Prosecutors say Young instead used the money to buy a motorcycle and make rent payments and retail purchases.

The money was later paid, according to prosecutors.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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