It’s a difficult economy and you’re a job applicant looking for any edge. Better give a long second thought to padding that resume or fudging the truth on an application, especially if you’re a lawyer.

Consider the case of Mark Villeneuve, a Connecticut-licensed lawyer who lives in Augusta, Maine. His professional standing is under attack because Connecticut grievance officials believe he lied multiple times when he e-mailed his resume and application for a staff attorney position to the state Workers’ Compensation Commission.

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