Friday, July 6, 2012
The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied admission to an applicant on character and fitness grounds.
The issue related to the applicant's conduct brought to light in bankrutcy proceedings. The court's Committee on Bar Admissions had recommended against permitting the applicant to sit for the bar examination. The court disagreed and permitted him to sit. He passed the exam.
The court here found that the applicant had engaged in a "pettern of misrepresentation and fraud." He had "egregiously misspent the funds entrusted to him by a business partner for the benefit of the company and essentially used those funds as his own." (Mike Frisch)