Monday, March 7, 2011

Misappropriation = Disbarment

An attorney who had misappropriated funds entrusted by clients was disbarred by the New Jersey Supreme Court. The attorney had received a series of eight checks from the client for the purpose of completing the client's purchase of two businesses; one a cleaners and the other a carwash.  The attorney used the proceeds for his own purposes, failed to complete the transactions and ignored requests for return of the funds. The Bar's investigation brought to light other instances of misappropriation.

The attorney had no prior disciplinary but had been suspended for his failure to cooperate with the investigation. (Mike Frisch)

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