March 14, 2012
The New Jersey Supreme Court has imposed a reprimand of an attorney for misconduct involving a series of trust account checks that were returned for insufficient funds.
The attorney employed his wife as his paralegel from 2005 to September 26, 2009, when they seperated. He was "totally reliant" on her to document real estate transactions. He failed to oversee her work and "executed the closing documents exactly as [she] had prepared them."
Trust checks bounced because of money that was taken by the attorney's wife and a "double debit banking error." (Mike Frisch)
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