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With Stewart’s release, Simpson will be the only person convicted in the robbery to remain in prison. Simpson, 63, is more than two years into a nine- to 33-year sentence at Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada.

NEW YORK

Dental chain suddenly closes

BUFFALO | A New York-based dental chain unexpectedly shut down operations nationwide because of cash-flow problems, leaving patients without access to their records and offices unreachable by phone or computer.

Patients reported going to about 40 Allcare Dental & Dentures offices for scheduled appointments beginning Monday only to find the doors closed in states including New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and New Hampshire.

Gabe Williams of Dayton, Ohio, said he paid more than $3,000 in advance for dental work but was locked out Monday when he arrived for an appointment the company had rescheduled from Dec. 30. Hundreds of employees, meanwhile, wondered whether they would get paid for hours already worked.

“Nobody has any answers to anything. Everybody’s lost their job, so nobody can help you with anything,” said Tara Mongold, who worked at the company’s call center in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence for more than three years.

Allcare executives did not respond to phone messages, and the company’s primary website was down.

OHIO

Convert’s lawyer denies misconduct

COLUMBUS | A Florida attorney says a misconduct complaint filed against him over his representation of a Muslim girl from Ohio who converted to Christianity and ran away is a frivolous motion by a disgruntled opposing lawyer.

Orlando, Fla., attorney John Stemberger represented Rifqa Bary after she ran away from Ohio to Florida in 2009 saying she feared being killed by her family. Islam prescribes death as the penalty for apostasy.

Mr. Stemberger said Tuesday that Muslims in the U.S. have become a protected class that institutions are bending over backward to accommodate. He said that as the facts come to light, the complaint by Columbus lawyer Omar Tarazi, who represented the teenage girl’s parents, will be dismissed.

The complaint filed by the Florida bar on behalf of Mr. Tarazi accuses Mr. Stemberger of appearing on TV as an attorney for the girl after he stopped representing her.

WISCONSIN

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