A lawyer who attempted to extort $100,000 from a robbery defendant in exchange for favorable testimony from the victim has been disbarred by New York’s Appellate Division, 1st Department.

Other than his position as general counsel at the real-estate firm Plymouth Partners, respondent Samuel Gen only made two “forays” into the legal field, both of which yielded severe ethical violations, according to the 1st Department’s decision, Matter of Gen, M-3861.