Articles Posted in Breach of Fiduciary Duty

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Filed December 28.

This case involves a lawyer who was the executor of his father’s estate and who, allegedly, took loans from the estate. The prosecution follows a recent trend – the ARDC has often prosecuted lawyers for conduct that does not relate to their legal work if the ARDC believes that the conduct was improper, deceptive or fraudulent. In almost all of these cases, the lawyer took some action that caused financial harm to others.

The ARDC hearing board found that there were violations of the rules and recommended a one year suspension of the lawyer.

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