Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ohio Lawyers' Client Protection Fund Shells Out $180K+ In Theft Reimbursements To 31 Victims Of Over A Dozen Sticky-Fingered Attorneys

Court News Ohio reports:
  • The Board of Commissioners of the [Ohio] Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection awarded a $75,000 maximum claim as part of $180,445.18 distributed to 31 victims of attorney theft at its meeting March 3. Thirteen former or suspended Ohio attorneys were found to have misappropriated client funds. Three deceased attorneys also were involved in claims.
For more, including the hit parade of lawyers for which the Fund is shelling out the $180,000+, see 31 Victims of Attorney Theft Awarded More Than $180,000.
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(1) In Ohio, the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, formerly known as the Clients’ Security Fund, was created in 1985 by the state Supreme Court to reimburse victims of attorney theft, embezzlement, or misappropriation.

For similar "attorney ripoff reimbursement funds" that sometimes help cover 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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