Lawyer facing fraud, theft charges suspended for noncooperation

A law firm name attorney in a northern Indiana county seat community who is facing multiple felony fraud and theft charges has been suspended from the practice of law after he failed to sufficiently respond to four ethics investigations by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.

Scott Joseph Lennox of the Warsaw-based firm Lennox, Sobek & Buehler LLC was suspended in an order issued by the court Friday afternoon. The order says Lennox insufficiently replied to orders to show cause why he should not be suspended in August, then failed to follow up to subsequent commission inquiries.

Indiana trial court records show Lennox was charged in Kosciusko County in April with six counts of Level 6 felony theft and two counts of Level 5 felony fraud on a financial institution. Published reports say Lennox is accused of stealing several thousand dollars in late 2018 from his law firm’s Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts and operating accounts. Because all Kosciusko judges recused in his criminal case, Lennox will be tried in neighboring Marshall County.

“The Commission now has filed in each of these four cases a ‘Request for Ruling and to Tax Costs,’ asserting that Respondent still has not cooperated. Respondent has filed no response to any of these requests for ruling,” the court wrote in its Friday order that immediately suspended Lennox.

No formal disciplinary complaints been had been issued in the commission’s four cases investigating the various grievances against him.

According to the online records in Lennox’s disciplinary cases, the commission’s requests for ruling and to tax costs sent to him were returned, marked return to sender with no available forwarding address.

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