Thursday, October 1, 2009

Should a lawyer who stole money on more than one occasion be reinstated?

My students and readers of this blog know how I would answer this question... but here is the story:

The Legal Profession blog is reporting that the Oklahoma Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney who had resigned after misappropriating $50,000 from his firm. In dissent, Justice Taylor stated: "I dissent to the reinstatement of the Respondent. He is a thief. He stole over $50,000.00 from his law firm and actively attempted to conceal the theft. He was a court-appointed trustee and stole over $100,000.00 from a bankruptcy estate. He is a convicted felon. He made restitution and apology only after being discovered and confronted."

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