The Region

A Bakersfield attorney was arrested on suspicion of soliciting the murders of two people connected with cases he is handling. Kern County Dist. Atty. Ed Jagels identified one of the allegedly intended victims as a Los Angeles resident who is being sued by attorney Edward LeLouis. The other is a Bakersfield businessman who is an associate of one of LeLouis' clients, Jagels said. The district attorney alleged that LeLouis tried to hire two Bakersfield men to murder the two men, whose names he would not release. LeLouis was arrested at the Maricopa-Taft Justice Court while he was representing a client facing misdemeanor charges. He was booked into Kern County Jail and held without bail.

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