October 1, 2008
Hazards Of Flying First Class
An associate attorney of a law firm was sent from Chicago to Santa Ana, California for a deposition. He obtained economy class reservations for the flight from O'Hare. At the self-service kiosk, he inadvertently upgraded to first class, resulting in an additional charge of $260.02. He then sought reimbursement for the additional amount and made false statements to his firm's accounting department to get the money. Shortly thereafter, he admitted the false statements to a firm partner.
An Illinois hearing board has accepted a joint recommendation of the Administrator and the attorney and imposed a public reprimand for the misconduct. (Mike Frisch)
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Got to love fraudulent businessmen. A bit too many of them around!
Posted by: Legal Transcription | Oct 5, 2008 6:15:17 PM