Thursday, March 1, 2012

Suspension For False Pay Claims, Unauthorized Use Of Military LexisNexus

From the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court:

In a 7-0 per curiam decision announced today, the Supreme Court of Ohio suspended the license of [a] Columbus attorney...for one year for submitting false pay forms for hours he had not worked while serving as an officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps, and for making personal use of his military LexisNexis account in connection with his private law practice.

The court adopted findings by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline that [the attorney], who failed to submit an answer to the complaint filed against him or to appear for scheduled depositions or a hearing before the board, had violated the state disciplinary rules that prohibit an attorney from engaging in conduct involving fraud, deceit, dishonesty or misrepresentation, conduct that reflects adversely on an attorney’s fitness to practice law, and conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice.

The attorney was a reserve Air Force JAG.

The court's opinion is linked here. (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2012/03/suspension-for-false-pay-claims-unauthorized-use-of-military-lexisnexus.html

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