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Suspended attorney pleads guilty to theft

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A suspended attorney has pleaded guilty to stealing $283,000 from his clients during dozens of transactions.

Daniel E. Serban entered a plea agreement Monday with the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, pleading guilty to felony theft and corrupt business influence and agreeing to pay that amount in restitution in exchange for two other felony counts being dismissed. A sentencing hearing is set for May 13 before Allen Superior Judge John Surbeck.

The Indiana Supreme Court indefinitely suspended Serban’s law license on March 18 after the disciplinary commission filed an emergency petition seeking the suspension. As of that date, Serban was still practicing law. The Roanoke lawyer, who’s been practicing since 1982, was charged in September with failing to distribute money that had been paid into his law office’s trust account. That amount was $283,000, with $89,000 designated to one woman’s estate.
 

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  1. by the time anybody gets to such files they will probably have been totally vacuumed anyways. they're pros at this at universities. anything to protect their incomes. Still, a laudable attempt. Let's go for throat though: how about the idea of unionizing football college football players so they can get a fair shake for their work? then if one of the players is a pain in the neck cut them loose instead of protecting them. if that kills the big programs, great, what do they have to do with learning anyways? nada. just another way for universities to rake in the billions even as they skate from paying taxes with their bogus "nonprofit" status.

  2. Um the affidavit from the lawyer is admissible, competent evidence of reasonableness itself. And anybody who had done law work in small claims court would not have blinked at that modest fee. Where do judges come up with this stuff? Somebody is showing a lack of experience and it wasn't the lawyers

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  4. Females now rule over every appellate court in Indiana, and from the federal southern district, as well as at the head of many judicial agencies. Give me a break, ladies! Can we men organize guy-only clubs to tell our sob stories about being too sexy for our shirts and not being picked for appellate court openings? Nope, that would be sexist! Ah modernity, such a ball of confusion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmRsWdK0PRI

  5. LOL thanks Jennifer, thanks to me for reading, but not reading closely enough! I thought about it after posting and realized such is just what was reported. My bad. NOW ... how about reporting who the attorneys were raking in the Purdue alum dollars?

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