One of the first attorneys under investigation by the State Bar of California for inducing struggling homeowners to pay for fraudulent loan modification services pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal charges that he lent his former law license to others as part of the $12 million scheme.
A new trial has been ordered for a man convicted of aggravated child molestation after his defense attorneys told the judge they'd overheard the prosecutor confide to a juror after the trial that the victim had recanted his testimony on one of the two alleged incidents.
Max Ricardo Whitney did nothing on his client's case, squandered the fees, then obstructed the trial court when he was sued for malpractice.
The Fort Lauderdale attorney was convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the $830 million Ponzi scheme at Mutual Benefits Corp., a viatical company that failed in 2006.
Prominent Miami maritime attorney Brett Rivkind finds himself on the other side of a lawsuit after his landlord filed an eviction notice for nonpayment of a rent increase.