Wisconsin Supreme Court
Professional Responsibility — reinstatement
Where attorney Jevon Jones Jaconi represented he had paid restitution to his clients, when he had not, reinstatement is denied.
“The referee said the restitution payments ordered by this court were nominal. Although Attorney Jaconi claimed that financial issues prevented him from making restitution, the referee said the discretionary expenditures on his books, as well as his testimony at the hearing, contradicted that claim. The referee found that Attorney Jaconi had the means to make restitution and, by Attorney Jaconi’s own admission, financial difficulties did not prevent him from doing so. Attorney Jaconi also claimed that his prior attorney caused some confusion about whether he should pay restitution immediately or wait. The referee said that although this may have been the reason Attorney Jaconi failed to pay restitution, it was not an excuse for misrepresenting in his reinstatement petition that he had in fact paid all required restitution to his former clients.”
Attorneys: For Complainant: Sellen, Keith L., Madison; For Respondent: Hazelbaker, Mark, Madison; Jaconi, Jevon Jones, Green Bay