Evansville attorney suspended for check deception

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An Evansville attorney has been suspended from the practice of law after pleading guilty to check deception, the Indiana Supreme Court has announced.

Disciplinary action has been taken against attorney Jared M. Thomas for his guilty plea to Level 6 felony check deception, sentenced as a Class A misdemeanor.

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed a “Notice of Finding of Guilt and Request for Suspension” requesting that Thomas be suspended from the practice of law in Indiana pending further order of the high court or final resolution of any resulting disciplinary action, due to his being found guilty of a crime punishable as a felony.

Justices ordered for Thomas’ suspension from the practice of law effective immediately in the Dec. 16 order of In the Matter of: Jared M. Thomas, 21S-DI-508.

“This interim suspension shall expire 180 days from the date of this order, absent demonstration by the Commission before the expiration that it should continue beyond 180 days,” Chief Justice Loretta Rush wrote for the unanimous high court.

Thomas is ordered to fulfill the duties of a suspended attorney under Admission and Discipline Rule 23(26), the order says.

Thomas was admitted to the Indiana bar in 2011 and has two concluded disciplinary cases against him and an additional pending case, according to the Indiana Roll of Attorneys.

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