Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sanctions For Plagiarism, Murder For Hire Plot

The Illinois Lawyer reports on recent sanctions imposed by the Illinois Supreme Court.

Here's one:

[The attorney], who was licensed in 2009, was suspended for 90 days. While enrolled in an LLM program at John Marshall Law School, she plagiarized a substantial portion of a final paper submitted in furtherance of her degree. After she was informed that she faced possible discipline at the law school, she applied to the DePaul University College of Law LLM program but did not inform DePaul that she was facing possible discipline at John Marshall. The suspension is effective on October 16, 2013.

And another:

[The attorney], who was licensed in 2006, was disbarred on consent. He pled guilty in federal court of a murder-for-hire scheme and was sentenced to a 102-month prison term. [He] agreed to pay $20,000 to an undercover agent to kill his girlfriend's ex-husband. He was suspended on an interim basis on November 15, 2011.

McHenry County Blog has details about the murder-for-hire case. (Mike Frisch)

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