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Two South Florida attorneys were disbarred and five others suspended by the Florida Supreme Court.
Carl A. Borgan of Miami was disbarred for holding funds more than $19,000 belonging to complainants in his trust account for years despite numerous requests and demands. He failed to provide trust account records to the Florida Bar and commingled personal funds with those of clients to hide marital assets from his wife in their divorce. Borgan also failed to appear at a final disciplinary hearing.
Evenette Mondesir of Miami was disbarred. She was a law partner with Gabrielle Alexis, who was disbarred in 2012. The two formed a title company and became agents for Attorneys Title Insurance Fund. In a real estate transaction involving a lender insured by the fund, Mondesir and Alexis misappropriated more than $665,000 from the closing. She also was found guilty of contempt for failing to comply with Bar rules.
Marlene Garcia of Coral Gables was suspended for three years, was placed on probation for three years and must sign a rehabilitation contract with Florida Lawyers Assistance Inc. She pleaded no contest to felony cocaine possession in December 2012.
Laura E. Spencer of Miami was suspended for three years after she was found guilty by a jury of fleeing and eluding an officer, a third-degree felony.
Loring Noel Spolter of Fort Lauderdale was suspended for three years after he was found in contempt for failing to comply with the terms of a suspension order issued last September. He was required to provide a sworn affidavit to the Bar within 30 days of his suspension listing the recipients of copies of his suspension order.
Richard A. Munoz of Coral Gables was suspended for 91 days. He represented a client in two bankruptcy cases and submitted an order to the court containing inaccurate information.
Daniel Joshua Zemel of Miami was suspended for 91 days, placed on probation for a year and must undergo a mental health evaluation conducted by Florida Lawyers Assistance. In 2010, Zemel represented himself as a defendant in two civil actions. He was terminated from a law firm after a dispute with his employer and made false statements of fact to a judge during his divorce proceeding. He had not paid his Bar dues when the incidents occurred and didn’t think Bar rules applied to him.