Disbarred Long Island attorney Perry Reich, who served a prison term for forging a federal magistrate’s order, has suffered another professional setback with an appellate court decision barring him from breeding and selling animals from his home. Mr. Reich, a former New York Court of Appeals clerk, was sued last year by the state attorney general and accused of engaging in a “bait and switch” fraud through a home-run business incorporated as Imported Quality Guard Dogs.
According to the New York Attorney General, Mr. Reich advertised for sale dogs and puppies that he claimed were personally bred by him and his wife. However, purchasers were provided with pets that had come from pet stores or third-party dealers, many of which had life-threatening illnesses, according to court records. A trial court permanently enjoined Mr. Reich from selling, breeding or boarding animals and ordered restitution. He responded with a pro se appeal seeking a bill of particulars and disqualification of the Nassau County Office of the Attorney General. The Appellate Division, Second Department, last week rejected all of his arguments in an unsigned ruling, People v. Imported Quality Guard Dogs Inc., 259/10.