Sunday, August 06, 2017

Florida Supremes Hand Out 3-Year Suspension For Lawyer For Misappropriation Of At Least $60K From His Trust Account

From a recent story in the Bradenton (Florida) Herald:
  • John Pangallo, 13617 Wild Citrus Road, Sarasota, was suspended for three years, effective immediately, following a May 25 court order. Upon reinstatement, Pangallo will be placed on probation for three years and directed to attend ethics school, according to the release. Pangallo appeared to be causing great public harm, based on his misappropriation of at least $60,000 from his trust account,(1) according to a petition for emergency suspension. Pangallo was admitted to practice in 1991.
Source: Bradenton attorney suspended after petition claims she misappropriated funds.
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(1) In Florida, 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.

For other "attorney ripoff reimbursement funds" that sometimes help cover the losses created by the dishonest conduct of lawyers licensed in other states in the United States and in the Canadian provinces, see:
Maps available courtesy of The National Client Protection Organization, Inc.

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