Las Vegas Lawyer Suspended For Stealing From Clients

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas attorney who stole nearly $400,000
from clients to support his gambling addiction has been suspended
by the Nevada Supreme Court.

The court rejected a recommendation to disbar Douglas Crawford.
Crawford admitted to 65 professional conduct violations primarily
involving misappropriation of client funds. In April, the State Bar
of Nevada disciplinary panel unanimously recommended Crawford be

The court said it opted for a lesser punishment based on
mitigating factors, including Crawford's good character,
reputation, remorse, and "mental disabilities of depression and
gambling addiction."

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