Monday, May 11, 2015

Attorney charged with theft from wards gives up law license

Paul Kormanik
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio attorney accused of taking large amounts of money from his wards is giving up his law license.
Sixty-five-year-old Paul Kormanik submitted his application to retire or resign to the Ohio Supreme Court in December, but The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) it was just unsealed this week.

Kormanik served as a court-appointed guardian for hundreds of people in central Ohio. He has pleaded not guilty to 11 felony counts including theft from an elderly or disabled person, records-tampering and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity

The Columbus Bar Association last month also brought 15 charges of professional misconduct against Kormanik, including misrepresentation of clients, misusing their money and making false statements.

His attorneys have requested to postpone the trial, which is scheduled to begin June 22.

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Attorney charged with theft from wards gives up law license 

See Also:
Lawyer charged with stealing from wards, bilking burial fund

Investigations launched into billing by lawyers appointed as guardians

Wards of indicted guardian are missing items, relatives say


StandUp said...

There must be a big advantage on giving up the license rather than having it taken away as this seems to be what most bad lawyers do when the curtains are closing in on them.

Anonymous said...

If he had an ounce of integrity (and we know he doesn't or he wouldn't have done what he did), he'd just admit the crime and save the taxpayers money.

wisernow said...

Sixty-five-year-old Paul Kormanik needs to be sentenced to PRISON with no mercy.

What a shameful disgrace but we know this lowlife coward - yes coward stealing from helpless people using the court as a shield - is one of many that's part of the reason of how the racket was designed.

Who designed this racked?

LAWYERS connect the dots.....$.........$$$........$$$ guaranteed meg bucks all in the best interest and well being of the ward? the protected persons?

We need old West justice show me the nearest oak tree I will supply the rope.

Cindy said...

Yep -- I agree wiser, jail time is in order!

Anonymous said...

Jail time is what this man deserves.