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Lawyer accepts 3½-year suspension in fallout from divorce case (access required)

A Roanoke lawyer has agreed to a three-year and six-month suspension amid bar allegations that he tried to cover up a botched divorce that led to a $742,000 legal malpractice judgment. In a May 17 hearing, Charles “C.J.” Covati said he agreed to the lengthy suspension in part to allow recovery from a series of mini-strokes ...