A lawyer who allegedly billed clients for thousands of hours of work supposedly done while she was actually vacationing or taking care of personal matters has been indicted on charges of defrauding Harris Bankcorp and some of its corporate trust clients.

The 23-count indictment was handed up by a federal grand jury last week against Maureen Walsh Fairchild, a former partner with Chapman & Cutler, a 180-lawyer firm that specializes in financial services. In all, Ms. Fairchild is accused of bilking Harris, its customers, and other Chapman & Cutler clients out of $850,000. The lion's share of the amount cited in the indictment was money billed to Harris and eight of its customers.

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