Judge to rule in county commissioner’s contempt case on July 18

Judge to rule in county commissioner’s contempt case on July 18
Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 2:28 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2022 at 8:04 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A judge in Wake County ruled on June 29 that there is enough probable cause to move forward with a contempt of court case against New Hanover County Commission Chairwoman Julia Olson-Boseman.

The judge set a date of July 18 to decide whether to hold her in contempt.

Olson-Boseman did not appear in court June 29.

Earlier this year a judge issued a temporary restraining order against Olson-Boseman, requiring her to comply with a court order, but the North Carolina State Bar says she has not done that. The NCSB says the former attorney mismanaged client funds and lied to the organization about her handling of the money.

The order required her to produce financial information, including bank records for multiple accounts, starting in 2019.

Olson-Boseman said the allegations were a ‘witch hunt’ led by counsel for the NCSB Robert Weston.

The State Bar has amended its motion and is asking for a hearing to show civil contempt, which is a tool used by the courts to enforce compliance with a lawful court order.

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