Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has suspended an attorney pending disposition of the following charges:
The complaint alleges: (1) Respondent fraudulently manufactured a Court order specifically for the purpose of misappropriating the funds of an injured minor child; (2) Respondent diverted said funds to his own personal use; (3) Respondent gave conflicting statements to third parties in an attempt to cover his misappropriation of said funds; and (4) Respondent offered an inducement to a third party to keep his improper conduct acts from becoming known to law enforcement authorities and/or the Oklahoma Bar Association. Complainant asserts that Respondent's conduct poses an immediate threat of substantial and irreparable public harm requiring his immediate suspension from the practice of law pursuant to Rule 6.2 of the RGDP. Additionally, Complainant seeks an Order to Respondent to immediately remove himself as a signor on all firm trust accounts or any bank account being held on behalf of a minor child and/or an adult. Respondent has answered and denies the misconduct and opposes an interim suspension.