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State Bar Court judge rules to disbar S.F. lawyer for taking funds

Posted By Administration, Monday, April 27, 2015

A State Bar Court judge has recommended that a San Francisco attorney be disbarred for taking $55,000 from the trust fund of a client who was in prison.

Michael Scott Keck removed the money to repay a debt to another client, lied to his imprisoned client and concealed his actions for four years, Judge Lucy Armendariz said in a ruling April 13. The bar suspended Keck from practice three days later.

Keck has practiced law since 1986 and had no previous record of misconduct.

The case stems from his representation of Harvey Hereford, an attorney who pleaded guilty in 2004 to manslaughter for a drunken-driving crash in Sonoma County that killed bicyclist Alan Liu and injured another cyclist, Jill Mason.

Read the whole story at SFGate

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