Thursday, March 28, 2013
An attorney convicted of 30 felony counts, including grand theft, has been disbarred by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department.
The court described the offenses:
Essentially, respondent and his wife created a phony company called Puzzle Pieces as a way to fraudulently bill for special education and related services for their autistic son. The couple used Puzzle Pieces to over bill and obtain multiple reimbursements for the same services provided to their son by submitting fraudulent claims to their school district, respondent's former law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP, and a health insurance company.
The conviction occured in California. DIsbarment was automatic as a result of the conviction.
Care2 had this report on the criminal case. (Mike Frisch)