A lawyer in Georgia who had already been disbarred for inventing hearing dates in a custody case is in more hot water.
Maryland’s highest court has refused to impose any sanctions on a Baltimore-based lawyer whose stepmother accused him of deceit and fraud in handling the estate of his deceased father, who was a famed night club operator and real estate developer.
A Florida lawyer charged in a $1.2 billion fraud apparently heeded the American Express slogan “Don’t leave home without it.” Court records show Scott Rothstein racked up more than 20 million reward points on his American Express account. Cardholders typically receive one point for every dollar spent.
Angela Ford’s five-year fight to expose one of the worst cases of attorney fraud in U.S. history culminated this year with the federal convictions of two high-profile lawyers who had attempted to pocket most of a $200 million diet drug settlement.