The Florida Bar is asking the Florida Supreme Court for an emergency suspension against Michael R. Casey, a former long-time Oakland Park attorney who is on the lam after he was charged with mail and wire fraud.
The bar’s petition filed Monday notes Casey, 67, was charged with in September 2012 in an alleged $19 million fraudulent investment scheme.
A bench warrant was issued for Casey’s arrest in April after he failed to appear for a court hearing. An FBI wanted poster states he is considered “armed and dangerous.”
A lawyer for 36 years, Casey was a partner at Berger Singerman and Adorno & Yoss and of counsel at Greenberg Traurig. He is a former chairman of a Broward County Bar Association finance committee.
His trial had been set for Monday before U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard in Miami.