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ARDC Hearing Board Recommends Two Year Suspension For Misuse of Condo Funds

Filed June 12.

The respondent, an attorney, was the President and Treasurer of her condo association. She allegedly used $5,666.29 in condominium funds for personal purchases. The Condominium association apparently reported her to the ARDC which filed a complaint. The Hearing Board states that the respondent had $175,000 in student loans.

This is another example of a lawyer engaging in misconduct in non-legal duties and suffering punishment as a result. Also, the conversion was extremely easy to prove because the association’s funds were used for personal items.

Comment: Obviously, the respondent has the right to file an appeal of this decision and the Review Board could reach a different result.

Edward X. Clinton, Jr.