Chesley asks any disciplinary action be delayed

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Cincinnati attorney Stan Chesley has asked Kentucky Bar Association officials to delay any disciplinary action against him in connection with his involvement in a case dealing with the diet drug fen-phen.

Chesley is fighting a trial commissioner's recommendation that he be disbarred in Kentucky and ordered to return $7.5 million of the $20 million he was paid in fees. He has filed a request that no action be taken until civil litigation in the case is settled, according to The Kentucky Enquirer.

Most recently, the Kentucky Court of Appeals vacated a $42 million judgment against three other lawyers accused of swindling clients in the case and sent the case back to a lower court in Boone County for further proceedings.

The three other attorneys have already been disbarred.