Saturday, June 10, 2017

Disbarred Lawyer Now Faces Lawsuit From 84-Year Old Woman, Accusing Him Of Stealing By Pocketing $89K In Bail Refund As Fees For Merely Assisting In Bonding Out Victim's Son From Jail; Incident Was One Of Cases That Earned Attorney Bar Boot

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, KRQE-TV Channel 13 reports:
  • A controversial Albuquerque lawyer who has been disbarred is now being sued, accused of stealing money from a client.

    In a federal lawsuit, a woman claims she wired $100,000 to attorney David “Chip” Venie to bond her son out of jail in 2012.

    Her son bonded out of jail, then she switched lawyers. The new lawyer got the charges dismissed, but the $100,000 was refunded to Veinie.

    He charged the 84-year-old mom $89,000 for his time.(1)

    That was one of the cases that got Venie disbarred this year.
For the story, see Disbarred Albuquerque lawyer accused of stealing money from client.
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(1) 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

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