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Wake County attorney reprimanded (access required)

Attorney: Deborrah L. Newton  Location: Wake County  Disciplinary action: Reprimand   Background:   Defendant was found guilty of submitting fee applications that contained inaccurate and excessive billing entries. Defendant engaged in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice in violation ...

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Wake County attorney reprimanded (access required)

Attorney: Michelle L. Vereckey  Location: Wake County   Bar membership: Since 2001  Disciplinary action: Reprimand   Background: The defendant was found guilty of professional misconduct. The defendant initiated multiple wires pursuant to fraudulent wiring instructions without verifying the wiring instructions with the ...

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Wake County attorney disbarred (access required)

Attorney: Meghan E. Ashworth   Location: Wake County   Bar Membership:   Disciplinary Action: Disbarment   Background:   The defendant was found guilty of diverting and withholding $16,433.26 of legal fees that lawfully belonged to her prior law firm. The defendant engaged in conduct involving ...

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Wake County attorney faces reprimand (access required)

 Attorney: James D. Byers   Location: Wake County   Bar Membership: Since 1994  Disciplinary Action: Reprimand  Background:     The defendant was found guilty of a pattern of delay, procrastination, forgetfulness, or carelessness indicating a reckless disregard of their professional duties in violation ...

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