Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The Illinois ARDC has filed a second amended complaint alleging that a law firm partner engaged in a six-year course of conduct involving misappropriation from his law firm's IOLTA account. The charges further allege that the misconduct was concealed by false notations that indicated that the disbursements were legitimate and proper. One of the counts recites a series of 99 checks that were written for such expenses as credit card payments, dental bills for his child and the purchase of a BMW.
The attorney also is subject to criminal charges based on the same alleged course of conduct. (Mike Frisch)