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Faux Lawyer Guilty of 16 Counts in Florida 'Bilking' Case

“Fake lawyer” Kenneth Frank was found guilty of tricking people into believing he was an attorney in order to charge for services he was not actually allowed to provide. So reports the Sun Sentinel.

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Lawyer Sentenced to More Than 2 Life Sentences in Brutal Revenge Attack

Andrew Schmuhl was handed two life sentences, plus 98 years in prison, after committing a brutal home invasion. So reports The Washington Post.

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Fla. Attorney Had Sex With Her Client in Jail, Deputy Claims

A married lawyer in good standing was banned from all five jails in South Florida county after a deputy reported seeing her having sex with her client in an attorney interview room in Broward County’s main jail. So reports the South Florida SunSentinel.

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Indy Attorney Disbarred for Shocking Offenses

The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered the disbarment of a lawyer who brandished a gun in the office, shared confidential information about clients, and misappropriated $150,00 of his clients’ money. So reports The Indiana Lawyer.

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Attorney Must Tell New Clients He is a 'Crook, Cheat, Thief and Liar'

A defense lawyer who lied to his client about a plea agreement has been ordered to tell all the clients he deals with over the next year that he is a “crook, cheat, thief and liar.” So reports Post-Crescent Media.

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Big Texas Law Firm Liable for $200M in Malpractice

A jury ordered the Texas-based international law firm Andrews Kurth to pay $200 million in a malpractice case filed by a man that the firm represented in a dispute over management of his family-owned business. So reports Mahany Law.

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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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