Saturday, June 10, 2017

Disbarred For Pilfering At Least $150K In Client Funds, Disgraced Ex-Lawyer Now Faces Criminal Charges In Connection With Alleged $37K Theft From One Victim

In Warren, Ohio, the Tribune Chronicle reports:
  • A former Lisbon attorney and village solicitor pleaded not guilty Monday [April 24] to felony criminal charges accusing her of stealing $37,500 from a victim from Trumbull County.

    Virginia Barborak, 46, of Salem, was arraigned before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter J. Kontos, who issued a personal recognizance bond for the disbarred attorney. She faces charges of theft, perjury, forgery and two counts of tampering with evidence in connection to her private practice, according to prosecutors, who also allege the activity began in March 2015.

    She was disbarred in December by the Ohio Supreme Court because of a six-year “pattern of dishonesty,” during which she misappropriated client funds and intentionally submitted false documentation to the courts.(1)(2)
Source: Ex-attorney, village solicitor arraigned (Accused of stealing $37K from victim).
(1) See Ohio Supremes Yank Attorney's Law License For Pilfering $150K+ In Client Funds (Investigator Unable To Determine True Financial Harm Suffered By Victims Because Lawyer's Crappy Trust Account Records Were In Shambles, Replete With False Statements).

(2) For "attorney ripoff reimbursement funds" that sometimes help reimburse victimized clients of theft committed by the dishonest conduct of lawyers licensed in other states and Canada, see:
Maps available courtesy of The National Client Protection Organization, Inc.  ripoff reimbursement