Dayton area attorney Ben M. Swift should lose his law license for two years and repay $50,000 to the government as punishment for overbilling Miami Valley courts for his legal services, a disciplinary panel recommended this week.
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The Dayton Daily News disclosed in a March 2010 story that attorney Ben M. Swift was overbilling courts in four counties while serving as appointed attorney for children and indigent defendants. The Dayton Bar Association began its investigation after the Daily News story.