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Attorney Suspended for 3.5 Years After Offering Legal Advice for Go Fund Me Money

By on February 1, 2019 in Administrative Law, Law Firm Management

A Charleston, WV attorney’s law license has been suspended for three and one-half years after attempting to raise funds via Go Fund Me in exchange for legal advice, reports the The West Virginia Record.

As treasurer of the Kanawha Valley Soccer League, lawyer Mark Allen Glover allegedly transferred money from the league’s checking account to his personal checking account, writes the Record‘s Kyla Asbury. The newspaper reported finding documents showing that Glover diverted approximately $12,000.

He lost his job after the diversion was discovered. Glover then set up a Go Fund Me fundraiser, seeking funds to help in his attempt to transition to being a solo practitioner. He offered free legal advice to those who donated to him. The state Supreme Court suspended his license for 42 months.

Read the WV Record article.

 

 

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