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Below the Bar (77)

Colorado Attorney Suspended, Asked Teen to 'Come See Him' When She Turns 18  

Colorado attorney Gabriel Nathan Schwartz was suspended for six months for allegedly making inappropriate jokes about “sex, rape and child pornography” several years ago. So reports CBS News.


Disbarred NY Attorney to Get 1-3 Years in State Prison for Ripping Off Clients  

Laurieanne DeLitta, a disbarred New York lawyer, will be sentenced to no more than three years in state prison after pleading guilty to stealing millions of dollars from clients with respect to real estate transactions. So reports The Journal News.


Ohio Attorney Who Cursed Out Judge Has Suspension Conditionally Stayed  

Ohio lawyer Natalie Bahan, who was sanctioned for “alcohol-related conduct, including a profane outburst directed at a judge,” had her six-month suspension stayed on several conditions. So reports the ABA Journal.


Virginia Court Disbars Oath Keepers’ Attorney Jonathon Moseley  

Jonathon Moseley, one of the attorneys representing some of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendants, has been disbarred in Virginia. So reports Politico.


Attorney Benched for a Year After Depositing Client Funds Into Personal Account  

Yoram Keinan, a New York attorney, was handed a one-year suspension after depositing clients’ money, intended for his law firm, into his private account. He then used the money for personal expenses. So reports Bloomberg.


Smollett Trial's Bizarre Turn: Counsel Says Judge Lunged at Her During Sidebar  

Embattled actor Jussie Smollett’s attorneys are seeking a mistrial after alleging the judge referred to evidence as “irrelevant” with the jury present and “physically lunged” at defense attorney Tamara Walker. So reports The New York Post.


Real Estate Attorney Who Stole $4.4M from Clients Loses Law License

Laurieanne DeLitta, a real estate lawyer accused of stealing approximately $4.4 million from her clients, has now been disbarred. So reports the Rockland/Westchester Journal News.


Murder Conviction Tossed After Defense Counsel 'Did An Atrocious Job'

Thanks to the efforts of the Legal Aid Society, James Davis is being released from prison where he has served time for the 2004 murder of Blake Harper. So reports The New York Daily News.


Attorneys Facing Life in Prison for NYPD Van Explosion Can't Reach Plea Deal

Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, two attorneys charged with throwing explosives into an empty NYPD van during a protest in Brooklyn, are stuck in plea-deal limbo. So reports The New York Post.


Lawyer’s Tipping Habits Spark Social Media, Billboard Battle

Personal injury lawyer Morris Bart’s gratuities are on trial; at least, they are in the court of public opinion. So reports Newsweek.


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