Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The Illinois ARDC has filed a disciplinary complaint against an attorney who had loaned a woman he was dating $20,000 in exchange for a promissory note that provided for monthly repayments. He then married the borrower, who later sought divorce after seven years of marriage.
According to the charges, the attorney had sold the note to his cousin for $5,000 but thereafter falsely claimed to have retained his interest in the note, for which the wife paid him $10,000 in the divorce settlement. The charges contend that the attorney engaged in dishonesty and other misconduct, and specifically allege a series of false interogatory answers in the litigation. (Mike Frisch)