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Former Attorney General Douglas dies at 85

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Former Nebraska Attorney General Paul Douglas died Sunday in Lincoln. 

Douglas, who was 85, was Nebraska Attorney General from 1975 to 1984.  He had resigned in the wake of the Commonwealth Savings scandal.

Commonwealth Savings failed in November 1983, while Douglas was attorney general. The Legislature later voted to impeach Douglas, saying he misrepresented payments he got from Commonwealth vice president Marvin Copple.  Douglas had personal business relationship with Copple, who served prison time for the institution's failure.  In May 1984, the Nebraska Supreme Court acquitted Douglas of impeachment charges. 

Douglas was also a former county attorney who assisted with the prosecution of mass killer Charles Starkweather.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Ardis.

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