The state Supreme Court on Monday accepted the resignation of 60-year-old Allentown attorney John Karoly Jr. He pleaded guilty last year to charges stemming from a case in which he was accused of forging a will after his wealthy brother and sister-in-law died in a plane crash.
Karoly was later convicted in a charity fraud case for steering a $500,000 tax-free donation back to himself. He was sentenced to more than six years in prison in May.
Karoly was well-known in the Lehigh Valley after winning more than $10 million for clients in police-abuse lawsuits. He can reapply for his license in five years.