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2010AP260-D OLR v. Elliott

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//November 3, 2010//

2010AP260-D OLR v. Elliott

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//November 3, 2010//

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Professional Responsibility
Revocation

Where attorney Peter T. Elliott, engaged in a multi-million dollar check-kiting scheme, revocation is appropriate.

“With respect to the level of discipline, we wholeheartedly agree with the referee’s comment that Attorney Elliott is not fit to be licensed as a lawyer in the state of Wisconsin. He engaged in a lengthy pattern of converting for his own benefit client or third party funds that had been entrusted to him. He used trust account funds from one client to cover his misappropriation of funds from another client. He even resorted to a multi-million dollar check-kiting scheme to continue his theft of others’ money. When asked for information by the OLR, Attorney Elliott merely stonewalled and never provided a response. Clearly, the only appropriate discipline for such misconduct is revocation.”

2010AP260-D OLR v. Elliott

Per Curiam.

Attorneys: For Complainant: Weigel, William J., Madison; For Respondent: Elliott, Peter T., pro se

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