A Durango lawyer charged with grand theft in Florida has been suspended from practicing law in Colorado.
Mark Henderson Brady, 50, is suspected of signing checks on a business escrow account to pay his casino debts at the Isle of Capri Casino on Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas. The alleged incidents occurred in August 2008.
The Colorado Supreme Court's Attorney Regulation Counsel filed a petition last month seeking an immediate suspension of Brady, but the immediate suspension was subject to a review hearing.
On Nov. 6, the Colorado Supreme Court ordered the suspension.
Brady is charged with grand theft, misappropriating escrow account funds, passing a forged check and forgery in Florida, where he was allegedly living a lavish lifestyle with a multi-million-dollar house and several luxury cars.
In a previous interview, Brady denied any wrongdoing.
"Since practicing in Colorado, I have maintained trust accounts in strict accordance with my professional and ethical responsibilities as a Colorado practicing attorney," Brady wrote. "I have been a practicing attorney since 1984, and have licenses in both Colorado and New Jersey and have an exemplary record.
"In my roughly 35 years of being a licensed attorney, I have never been grieved by a client, nor subject to disciplinary action," he added. "This record clearly demonstrates there is no evidence of professional misconduct that I have always complied with my ethical obligations since my admission to the state bars in both New Jersey and Colorado."
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