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Ethics Complaint: Lawyer Lied About ‘Adult Gig’ Craigslist Ad for Secretary
Oct 22, 2009
An attorney discipline count has been filed against an Illinois immigration lawyer for allegedly lying about an ad for a legal secretary that he posted in the "Adult Gigs" section of Craigslist.
Although the May 2009 job ad did not expressly list any sexual job duties, a follow-up letter sent by attorney Samir Zia Chowhan to an woman who responded to the ad stated that "in addition to the legal work, you would be required to have sexual interaction with me and my partner, sometimes together sometimes separate," alleges a complaint filed yesterday by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Illinois Supreme Court.
The letter, which is published in its entirety in the ARDC complaint, also states that "this part of the job would require sexy dressing and flirtatious interaction with me and my partner, as well as sexual interaction," and notes that a sexual tryout
Corporate Counsel Discuss Risks of Landing in the Hot Seat
October 23, 2009
In-house lawyers at the Association of Corporate Counsel's annual meeting in Boston this week conferred on ways to combat the rising number of lawsuits and government investigations faced by their ranks.
Several panels addressed lawsuit topics, including "Traditional and Not-So-Traditional Malpractice Risks of In-house Counsel" on Wednesday and "In-house Counsel as Witnesses" on Monday. Another Wednesday panel, "In-house Ethical Dilemmas Revisited: What Would You Do Now?," discussed how to handle potential ethical quagmires that could generate lawsuits.
Cyber criminals now target Social Networking Sites
July 30, 2009.
All you have to do is click. If you're on Face book, Twitter or any other social networking site, you could be the next victim. That's because more cyber thieves are now targeting increasingly popular social networking sites that provide a gold mine of your personal information, according to the FBI.
Social Media Crimes
How to protect yourself against scams:
- Change your passwords frequently
- Adjust Web site privacy settings
- Be selective when adding friends
- Limit access to your profile to contacts you trust
- Disable options such as photo sharing
- Be careful what you click on
- Familiarize yourself with the security and privacy settings
- Learn how to report a compromised account
- Use security software that updates automatically
Source Link: http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/10/19/social.networking.crimes/index.html
SEC Charges Attorneys for Fraudulent Legal Opinions Used by Promoters in Pump-and-Dump Scheme
Washington, D.C., May 5, 2009
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two California-based attorneys as well as a California corporation and its owner for preparing and issuing fraudulent legal opinions involving unregistered stock that enabled promoters and others to sell shares in an illegal pump-and-dump scheme.