Minnesota Supreme Court docket Upholds Disbarment of Wilmar Lawyer After Fraud Conviction in Chapter Scheme
Jan. 4-ST PAUL – The Minnesota Supreme Court docket has accepted an settlement barring former Wilmar lawyer Gregory Ron Anderson from practising regulation after pleading responsible to felony fraud.
The Supreme Court docket issued a information launch Tuesday saying it issued an order Dec. 30 granting Anderson’s disbarment as sought in a petition by the director of the Workplace of Lawyer Skilled Accountability for alleged skilled misconduct.
Anderson, 63, was sentenced Dec. 7 in U.S. District Court docket in St. Paul to 18 months in jail for fraud within the chapter proceedings of former Kerkhoven Mayor James Rothers. Anderson should additionally serve one yr of supervised launch after his jail time period and pay a $20,000 fantastic.
A federal court docket discovered that Anderson had created pretend liabilities to make it seem that Rothers was bancrupt when, in truth, Rothers may have simply paid all of his collectors, based on data from the US District Lawyer’s workplace.
Rothers pleaded responsible to fraud on Dec. 13 and is serving two years of probation.
Anderson agreed to just accept a voluntary dismissal as a part of a plea deal in his case.
In a current ruling, the Supreme Court docket famous that Anderson entered right into a stipulation for self-discipline during which he waived his proper to problem the motion and “unconditionally admitted the allegations within the amended petition” in opposition to him.
Anderson had practiced regulation in Wilmar since 1987.
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