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Tag Archives: Attorney Grievance Commission

Montgomery County lawyer indefinitely suspended

Maryland’s top court has suspended indefinitely an attorney who botched his client’s asylum application and misappropriated client fees. Jagjot Khandpur’s suspension is effective 30 days from the Court of Appeals’ July 18 filing. He may reapply for admission 60 days ...

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Lawyer’s side practice leads to disbarment

Maryland’s top court decided Monday to disbar an attorney who kept a side practice without his employer’s permission and deposited client checks into his personal account instead of a trust account. Michael R. Carithers Jr. also used letterhead, billing statements ...

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Sanctions issued by Court of Appeals in uncontested disciplinary matters

The Court of Appeals has issued the following sanctions in uncontested attorney discipline cases: -Attorney Grievance Commission v. Steven Marc Assaraf, AG No. 92 (Sept. Term, 2010). Filed June 13 (Disbarment by consent). -Attorney Grievance Commission v. Thomas H. Bornhorst, ...

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Top 5: ‘…a parent’s worst nightmare’

Parents allege that their child was sexually abused by a peer at a school in Prince George’s County, and news of a Baltimore County-based lawyer/magician who was arrested in an Internet sting operation in Florida could spur a probe by the ...

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News of Baltimore lawyer’s arrest could spur AGC probe

A Baltimore County-based lawyer/magician who was arrested in an Internet sting operation in Florida on Monday has no history of disciplinary problems, according to the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland. However, the criminal proceeding against him, which alleges that he ...

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Court of Appeals disbars Baltimore solo practitioner

Maryland’s top court has unanimously disbarred a Baltimore plaintiffs’ attorney who settled a car-crash lawsuit without his client’s knowledge or consent and who failed to pay nearly $30,000 owed to a physical therapist from a client escrow fund he managed. ...

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Md. disbars estate-planning lawyer over forgeries

The state’s top court has disbarred a Virginia lawyer also admitted to practice in Maryland after he allowed a woman to forge her terminally ill mother’s signature on estate documents. In a Friday opinion, the Court of Appeals disbarred John ...

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Lack of candor draws a disbarment in Md., suspension in Colorado

The Court of Appeals has disbarred a lawyer following his suspension in Colorado for failing to disclose information during his own bankruptcy proceeding and giving false testimony during that case. Maryland’s highest court decided to go beyond reciprocal discipline for ...

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