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Monday, December 14, 2015

Ind. Courts - Former Indianapolis attorney suspended for two years, without automatic reinstatement

The ruling, filed Dec. 11th, is In the Matter of: Dejuan L. BOUVEAN. Some quotes:

The Commission opened an investigation after receiving an overdraft notice for Respondent’s attorney trust account. The investigation revealed that from July 2013 to August 2014 Respondent commingled his personal funds with client funds and made dozens of disbursements and ATM withdrawals from the trust account that were not associated with, or for the benefit of, any client. Further, in 2013 Respondent kept no individual client ledgers of the money in his trust account, and in 2014 he kept insufficient client ledgers.

The hearing officer found the following facts in aggravation: (1) Respondent has demonstrated a pattern of misconduct; (2) Respondent has engaged in multiple disciplinary violations; and (3) Respondent has been the subject of multiple show cause proceedings. The hearing officer found no facts in mitigation. * * *

For Respondent’s professional misconduct, the Court suspends Respondent from the practice of law in this state for a period of not less than two years, without automatic reinstatement, effective immediately.

See also this June 8th ILB post concerning an earlier suspension reported in the IndyStar.

The Roll of Attorneys shows a long list of concluded disciplinary actions, and an address in Georgia.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 14, 2015 11:22 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions