Saturday, March 18, 2017

Failed Audit Triggers Florida Bar's Complaint To Prosecutor, Subsequent Warrant For Attorney's Arrest For Allegedly Looting Hundred$ Of Thousand$ Of Clients' Cash From Trust Account

In Pensacola, Florida, the Pensacola News Journal reports:
  • A Pensacola attorney has been arrested on charges of racketeering and grand theft.

    A warrant for James C. Corrigan, who does business as James M. Corrigan, PA, was issued by an Escambia County judge based on an investigation of the Office of State Attorney. The Florida Bar filed a complaint after conducting an audit of Corrigan's trust account. Corrigan was arrested on Friday.

    Corrigan represents clients in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. According to the warrant and supporting documents, Corrigan engaged in a multi-year, complex, continuous scheme in which he misapplied and misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars of his clients’ funds.(1)

    The Office of State Attorney will continue the investigation and anyone with information should contact Investigator Taylor Wells at (850) 595-4200.
Source: Pensacola attorney arrested for racketeering, theft.
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(1) The Clients' Security Fund was created by The Florida Bar to help compensate persons who have suffered a loss of money or property due to misappropriation or embezzlement by an attorney. Go here for Claim Form.

For similar "attorney ripoff reimbursement funds" that attempt to clean up the financial mess created by the dishonest conduct of lawyers licensed in other states and Canada, see:
Maps available courtesy of The National Client Protection Organization, Inc.

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