Sunday, August 09, 2009

Attorney Suspended For Taking, Failing To Return $308K In Client Trust Funds After Failed Foreclosure Sale Bid

In Tampa, Florida, The Tampa Tribune reports on some of the local attorneys recently sanctioned by the Florida Supreme Court for their bad behavior, including:
  • Andrew Stuart Forman of Tampa was suspended until further order. An emergency suspension order states that Forman took $308,000 in trust to be used to bid at a foreclosure sale. The client was not the successful bidder, but Forman removed the money from the trust account and failed to return the funds.

For more, see 4 Bay area lawyers disciplined by high court (Four Tampa Bay area lawyers were among the 47 attorneys disciplined recently by the Florida Supreme Court).

For the most recent issue of The Florida Bar's "gossip sheet," see Supreme Court Disciplines 47 Attorneys (a significant number of whom were hammered for screwing around with trust/escrow funds belonging to their clients). EscrowRipOffKappa