Charles L. Lonardo, once the area's top personal injury lawyer who went to jail after being convicted for auto insurance fraud, has been barred from practicing law in Massachusetts.
Convicted of conspiracy to commit auto insurance fraud in April 2006 and sentenced to 21/2 years in jail, the Board of Bar Overseers voted to disbar Lonardo on Sept. 14.
The judgment was processed Oct. 16 by the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County.
A state Appeals Court upheld Lonardo's conviction in July.
According to state prosecutors, Lonardo, 49, of Winthrop Avenue, paid so-called runners to plan auto accidents and bring him supposed victims who would then file insurance claims.
The disbarment is retroactive to June 21, 2006, the date Lonardo's license to practice law was temporarily suspended.
Full Article and Source:
Lawyer Disbarred for Auto Insurance Fraud