Thursday, October 3, 2013
An attorney who admitted taking substantial funds from the Yale Alumni Association of Oregon has been disbarred by the Oregon Supreme Court.
The attorney served as the association's treasurer starting in 1996 and was responsible for association bank accounts. He wrote a series of 21 checks on the account for his own use, with a total amount taken of $32,600.00.
He had engaged in the thefts after he was laid off from work and experienced severe financial problems.
He was caught by the association's president in late 2010 and has made partial restitution.
The court rejected the attorney's plea for a lesser sanction based on his claim that he intended to repay the amounts taken from the account. (Mike Frisch)