Monday, March 25, 2019

Illinois Potpourri

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued summaries of recent dispositions

Highlights (if that is the correct term)

Mr. Acuna, who was licensed in 2014, was suspended for forty-five days. A business terminated his employment and severed Mr. Acuna’s access to an internal database. About one month after being terminated, and while he was contemplating pursuing a claim against his former employer, he accessed the firm’s database by fraudulently using another employee’s log-in information to obtain information about commissions he believed that he was owed. The suspension is effective on April 9, 2019.

Mr. Brueggemann, who was licensed to practice law in 1983, was disbarred on consent. In late 2018, he pled guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography in the United States District Court Southern District of Illinois

Mr. Coleman was licensed in Indiana in 2002 and in Illinois in 2007. The Indiana Supreme Court suspended him from the practice of law for at least two years without automatic reinstatement for mishandling the defense of a felony child molestation case by missing court appearances, misleading his client, attempting to renegotiate an unreasonable fee and, in a separate matter, battering his own spouse. The Supreme Court of Illinois imposed reciprocal discipline and suspended him for two years and until he is reinstated in Indiana. The suspension is effective on April 9, 2019

Mr. Fish, who was licensed in 2006, was disbarred on consent. He sold tablets containing a controlled substance to an undercover member of the Chicago Police Department who responded to a listing on Craigslist. The transaction took place within 1,000 feet of a school.

Mr. Herbst, who was licensed in 2007, was suspended for two years and until further order of the Court, with the suspension stayed after six months by a two-year period of conditional probation. On at least twenty different occasions, he placed a video flash drive in a hidden location in a co-worker’s office without that person’s knowledge or consent. Using the video flash drive, Respondent then recorded images of the co-worker in various stages of undress while that individual was changing clothes. The suspension is effective on April 9, 2019.

(Mike Frisch)

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