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Florida lawyer suspended over ethics violations

Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2016    

A 91-day suspension was recently imposed against a lawyer in Coral Gables, Florida due to the allegations that she was acting inappropriately while handling the case of a booster, an article of Miami Herald reported on September 8.

According to reports, Maria Elena Perez was suspended by the Florida Supreme Court due to allegations of unethical conduct while handling the case of Nevin Shapiro, who was acting as a booster for the University of Miami. Shapiro was involved in high-profile fraudulent activity and was represented by Perez. Reports said the investigation against Shapiro made no sense because Perez accepted over $18,000 from the NCCA so she could summon witnesses. However, the penalty imposed on Perez was discussed and approved by the Supreme Court, so Shapiro is currently serving his 20-year imprisonment for duping people into a $390 million Ponzi scheme.

The lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm, PC understand that many of our fellow attorneys are left dealing with financial burdens after being suspended from the professions. However, if you believe a suspension is heading your way, we may be able to help you prevent it from happening. Contact us at (512) 495-9995 to discuss your legal options.