Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked the license of attorney based on two counts of misconduct.
One count involved the fact that he had no escrow account and gave a client's advanced fee to another attorney to hold. The fee was eventually returned.
The other count:
According to the criminal complaint filed against him, Attorney Engl engaged in e-mail communication with a female, who explicitly informed him that she was 15 years old. Their communications included discussions about meeting in person for the purpose of having sexual intercourse. On November 19, 2011, Attorney Engl drove to the girl's workplace and picked her up. Attorney Engl engaged in sexual contact with the girl and had her perform oral sex on him.
There was prior similar misconduct:
The misconduct at issue in that proceeding was Attorney Engl's conviction for one count of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. Specifically, while working at a law firm, Attorney Engl used his computer to enter an Internet chat room and to communicate his interest in having sexual intercourse with an individual he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, but who was actually a police detective posing as a teenage girl. When Attorney Engl subsequently went to the location where he had arranged to meet the girl, he was arrested by the police.
He was reprimanded in the earlier case. (Mike Frisch)