Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department has disbarred an attorney convicted of grand larceny and insurance fraud.
The New York Observer had this report on the criminal trial, with the following description of the attorney:
[He] is a bulging man, with a great squeezed reptilian neck, brillo-pad hair and pockmarks dotting his face. He has a penchant for colorful bow ties. In court last Monday, his tie was orange, his suit tan, with bits of fraying visible along a shoulder seam and a pant leg. Besides occasional barks of laughter, [his] expression was mostly stern; at one point, he stared down a giggling toddler in the back of the courtroom.
The charges related to an insurance payment for the destruction of his home by fire. The court's opinion states that the money was to be held in escrow for reconstruction of the home. (Mike Frisch)