A lawyer accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from a retired Brooklyn judge whose estate she was overseeing as a guardian has been suspended from practice for her alleged misconduct. Emani P. Taylor has acknowledged withdrawing some money from accounts of John L. Phillips, but claims she did so properly both to pay herself and others for services rendered. The court said that while Taylor was entitled to be compensated for her work, "self-help to guardianship funds is not the way to proceed."
N.Y. Court Suspends Lawyer Accused of Taking Money From Judge's Estate
New York Law Journal
January 3, 2008