Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Harm, Foul, Disbarment

The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board has concluded that a two-year suspension imposed by a county hearing panel was insufficient discipline for an attorney's misconduct.

The board ordered disbarment.

The attorney had misappropriated funds that were entrusted to him as conservator for the estate of an minor child and as conservator for a protected adult.

The board rejected the attorney's "no harm, no foul" characterization of his conduct, offered as mitigation because he had repaid the converted funds. (Mike Frisch)

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