J. Matt Lile Sues Insurance Companies For Denying Claims

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Sep. 16, 2013 12:00 am  

J. Matt Lile III

If Lile is deposed as part of his civil suit and decides to exercise his constitutional protection against self-incrimination, the fact that he took the Fifth could be noted to the jury in the civil case, but not in the criminal.

And, of course, his testimony in the civil case could be used against him in his criminal case.

Ashlea Brown of Little Rock, Lile’s attorney in the lawsuit, didn’t immediately return a call for comment.

Lile’s criminal trial is scheduled to start on Nov. 12. If convicted, Lile faces a statutory sentence of 10 years on each count.



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