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Quincy attorney pleads not guilty to forgery charges

Roni VanAusdall
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Nov. 27, 2019 8:20 pm Updated: Nov. 27, 2019 10:26 pm

QUINCY -- The Quincy attorney facing three counts of forgery has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Roni S. VanAusdall entered her plea Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court. The case was placed on the March jury trial docket. She is set to return to court Feb. 19 for a status hearing.

VanAusdall, 42, was indicted by an Adams County grand jury on Nov. 14.

The indictment alleges that VanAusdall, 42, on Oct. 31 prepared a two-page handwritten court order in a divorce case that was "purported to have been an agreed court order between her and attorney Nick Rober," even though the agreement in the order did not exist.

VanAusdall is being represented by Quincy attorney Tony Cameron, and Peoria attorney Rob Hanauer, who entered his appearance Wednesday morning.

The Herald-Whig previously confirmed that at least one complaint against VanAusdall has been filed with the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.

VanAusdall has been an attorney in Illinois since 2003 and has been a managing partner of Danner, VanAusdall and Associates since 2016.

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