Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Not In Good Standing

The Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred a lawyer "found to have made knowingly false statements, amounting to perjury, as to his bar status, and to have acted to mislead and defruad investors" and who failed to participate in the disciplinary proceedings. The attorney was admitted in Maryland and the District of Columbia but was not in good standing in either jurisdiction after 1997. In 1999, he moved for pro hac vice admission in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, asserting he was in good standing in both jurisdictions. He engaged in unauthorized practice by acting as corporate legal counsel without a license in any jurisdiction and approved the issue of a fraudulent press release that "greatly inflated" assets in order to induce potential investors to place their assets with the company for which he was general counsel. (Mike Frisch)


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