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Lawyer Fails to Refund Clients’ Cash Despite Impending Suspension for Sex With a Minor

The California State Bar is poised to disbar a lawyer for failing to return more than $120,000 to clients, whom he took on despite knowing he was about to be suspended for unlawful sex with a minor. So reports the Los Angeles Times.

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Lawyer Disbarred for Helping Client Dupe Drug Testers

A lawyer was disbarred in Louisiana for violating several professional conduct rules.  So reports the Legal Profession Blog.

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Ex-Judge Admits He Reduced Verdict in Exchange for Campaign Contribution

A former Arkansas judge is facing three years in prison for allowing a nursing home’s contribution to his political campaign to influence his decision to reduce a negligence verdict against that business by several million dollars. So reports Arkansas Business.

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Legislator’s Former Law Firm Sues Him For Fraud

The former law firm of David Denenberg, an attorney who was running for New York State Senate, has filed a lawsuit accusing him of overbilling $2 million. So reports Crain’s.

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Atlanta Real Estate Lawyer Accused of Embezzling $30M

The Atlanta law firm Morris Hardwick Schneider has filed a suit accusing one of its former partners, Nathan E. Hardwick IV, of diverting more than $30 million. So reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Brooklyn Man Accused of Impersonating Attorney

Federal prosecutors have charged a Brooklyn man who represented clients in at least 12 federal lawsuits with impersonating a lawyer. So reports The New York Times.

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Judge to Burger King Worker: ‘Get a Real Job’

A Montana judge told a Burger King employee ordered to pay $13,600 in restitution for vandalizing to “get a real job” that will allow him to compensate his victims.

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Top Prosecutor Fired for 'NAACP' Comment About Juror

A prosecutor in Austin, Texas, with an otherwise strong record has been fired from his job for making what the district attorney there interpreted to be inappropriate comments about a juror’s NAACP membership. So reports KVUE.com.

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Lawyers Accused of Duping Opposing Counsel Into DUI

Three Florida lawyers are accused of setting up their opposing counsel for a DUI arrest. So reports the Tampa Bay Times.

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Ill. Lawyer Suspended for Faking Sickness

The Illinois Supreme Court earlier this month suspended for 60 days a lawyer who untruthfully told the clerk in the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit that he was sick on the day he was scheduled to argue his first criminal appeal. So reports the ABA Journal.

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