Suspension ordered for Westbury lawyer that hired disbarred lawyer
Posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
A two-year license suspension was recently ordered for a Westbury lawyer after he employed a lawyer friend who had been disbarred for stealing money from clients, the Long Island Business News reported on February 9.
Reports said the bankruptcy law-practitioner hired his friend in 2010 to work for him as a paralegal. Heller reportedly was charged and disbarred for stealing over $100,000 from at least two clients six months earlier. Webber instructed Heller to use a different name to identify himself to their clients. Webber is appealing to the state grievance committee, stating that there is nothing illegal about using different names, nor hiring a disbarred attorney to work as a paralegal. Heller, who used the name “Craig Miller” handled client information and loan modification for clients.
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