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Dec 15, 2011 8:46 AM by Kate Richards

Runaway lawyer back in court

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - A lawyer accused of stealing up to $1 million from his clients is due in court to be advised of charges he faces.

Royal Daniel is facing theft and bribery charges when he appears in court on Thursday.

Daniel disappeared from Breckenridge more than four years ago and was arrested last week as he tried to cross into California from Mexico. Authorities in Breckenridge said Daniel was booked into the jail there early Tuesday after being extradited from California.

Daniel was widely regarded as a humanitarian when he disappeared in April 2007. Officials and volunteers launched a massive search amid concerns for his safety.

Less than two weeks later, police obtained a warrant for Daniel's arrest after clients told investigators he owed them money.

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