Muni-mail- Ten-year Nightmare Over – Misappropriation of Client Funds Ends in Censure
[04/04/12 – 9:23 am] Yesterday, in a case captioned In re Wigenton, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that a censure would be the appropriate level of discipline for an attorney who had negligently misappropriated client funds some 10-years earlier. Despite the findings of both a special master and the Disciplinary Review Board that the Respondent’s misappropriation had been negligent as opposed to purposeful, the Office of Attorney Ethics sought disbarment before the Supreme Court. The Court’s per curiam, published disciplinary opinion (including a dissent!) brings to a close a case that began in 2006.
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