CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended the former supervising attorney for the Cody public defender's office for two years.

A press release from the Wyoming Bar Association says Nick Beduhn's suspension "resulted from professional misconduct by Beduhn in a number of client matters, including violation of Beduhn's duties of competence, diligence, and maintaining communication with clients."

The investigation into Beduhn began May 10, when his license to practice was initially suspended.

Beduhn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In addition to the two year suspension, Beduhn was ordered to pay $3,750 in administrative fees and nearly $5,500 in fines to the Bar Association and more than $1,000 in restitution to a former client.

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