October 21, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court has reinstated the license of a Las Vegas lawyer following a one-year suspension for violating professional conduct rules.
Mitchell Posin told the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board in June 2007 that his father and former partner, Murray Posin, stole $191,500 from an attorney-client trust account in 2005. The firm wasn't able to pay clients with settled personal injury claims.
Murray Posin died in March 2007. His son said the money never was returned, though the 51-year-old said in 2007 that he had made up most of the money taken by his father.
A disciplinary board hearing panel recommended a five-month suspension but the state's high court decided on a longer suspension because of the seriousness and number of violations.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com