Attorney General’s Office Files “Official Misconduct” Charge Against Custer County Attorney

Attorney General’s Office Files “Official Misconduct” Charge Against Custer County Attorney
Custer County Attorney Steven Bowers

The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office has filed charges against Custer County Attorney Steven Bowers for official misconduct (class II misdemeanor).

According to court documents, between April 19, 2018 and October 31, 2018 Bowers allegedly violated any statute and/or lawfully adopted rule or regulation relating to his official duties including, but not limited to, the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct as adopted by the Nebraska Supreme Court against the peace and dignity of the State of Nebraska.

Bowers will now appear in Custer County Court on August 12 at 3 PM. Judge Jeffrey M. Wightman will be the presiding judge.

Bowers has been licensed to practice law since 2007 where he initially began in the public defender’s office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He eventually practiced law in the Custer County in Sennett’s office as a defense attorney before practicing law on his own.

Bowers has been the Custer County prosecutor since 2012 when Judge Tami Schendt took over as a District 8 County Judge.

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