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Judge delays Fen-phen retrial until Thursday

The federal trial of two Lexington-area lawyers accused of bilking their clients out of millions of dollars in settlement money will resume on Thursday.

Proceedings were suspended until 8:30 a.m. Thursday in U.S. District Court trial in Frankfort due to illness, according to an order filed Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves. The filing does not provide any details about the illness.

Shirley Cunningham Jr. and William Gallion are accused of cheating their former clients out of $94 million in a settlement of the fen-phen diet drug lawsuit. They are standing trial on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy.