Attorney quits case after ex-Minnesota Power official fails to appear in court, again
A Duluth defense attorney on Thursday asked to be allowed to withdraw as Susan Kay Thompson’s attorney for ethical reasons about a half-hour after Thompson failed to appear in State District Court for her sentencing for theft of corporate property.
Cornwell filed a motion to dismiss the case based on the fact that it fell outside the five-year statute of limitations. Stumme filed a new complaint narrowing the timeline of the alleged crime to begin Dec. 23, 2005, and end Dec. 23, 2010. Court documents filed by the prosecution allege that the diverted money still totaled more than $100,000.