Wednesday, February 29, 2012

An Explanation, Not An Excuse

The South Carolina Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney for misconduct that included the misappropriation of a substantial amount of entrusted client funds.

The court commented on the attorney's pro se oral argument before it:

 The current allegations, which Respondent has admitted, include misconduct that has resulted in significant harm to his clients. Respondent admitted at oral argument he stole client funds simply to support a more lavish lifestyle. Moreover, Respondent has not raised any exceptions to the Panel's report recommending that he be disbarred. Accordingly, we find disbarment is an appropriate sanction.

(Mike Frisch)

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Sounds like he at least took some responsibility for his actions.

Posted by: Lee | Mar 3, 2012 6:04:47 PM

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