Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Disbarred Lawyer’s Request Denied

In Massachusetts, you can't even work as a courthouse janitor if you're a disbarred attorney, as it should be. This one stole from his own cousin, who asked him for help when her husband died in a car accident.

Disbarred lawyer’s request denied - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger: "BOSTON — A former Quincy lawyer who was disbarred for stealing from clients, including $172,513 in life insurance benefits meant for a Marshfield widow, will not be allowed to work as a paralegal in his daughter’s law firm in Whitman.
The Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court has turned down a request by John S. Marani to work for his daughter, Jennifer L. Fearnley.
Marani was disbarred in May 1998. In 2000, he pleaded guilty in Norfolk Superior Court to stealing more than $170,000 from his cousin Dianne Caristi of Marshfield, who had asked him for legal help following the death of her 51-year-old husband in a car crash."

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