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Lawyer Charged with Legal Malpractice

A lawyer who was appointed to oversee the assets of incapacitated clients, including children with cerebral palsy, pocketed $4 million for his own use. The lawyer and his law firm are charged with money laundering, grand larceny and scheming to defraud. The man was appointed by state judges to manage and distribute monetary settlements for clients who were found to suffer from cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice at birth, and to manage money for elderly clients with mental or physical impairments. The man committed legal malpractice by using the money on mortgage payments for his home. To read more about professional malpractice, click here.